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Waterford sign 21-year-old Finland goalkeeper on loan from Premier League Brighton

The Munster side have agreed a deal to sign Hugo Keto on loan until this summer.

The 21-year-old spent four years with Arsenal before joining Brighton last summer.
The 21-year-old spent four years with Arsenal before joining Brighton last summer.

WATERFORD HAVE SECURED the services of Finland U21 international goalkeeper Hugo Keto from Premier League outfit Brighton on loan until this summer.

Keto spent four years with Arsenal before moving to the AMEX at the end of last season, having initially moved to England from Finnish side HJK Helsinki in 2014.

“I’m really happy to sign,” the 21-year-old said on Monday. “It was a good opportunity to get some game time so it’s a good move. I want to get some men’s football into me too so it makes sense to come here.”

Waterford boss Alan Reynolds said that Keto’s signing would create healthy competition for the number one shirt at the RSC in the first half of the 2019 Premier Division campaign, which gets underway against Shamrock Rovers on Friday.

“We’re delighted to get Hugo into the team. He trained with us this morning and didn’t look out of place,” Reynolds said.

“It’s great to bring in another quality keeper and there’ll be great competition for the number one jersey now.

“Hugo has got lots of experience from the development leagues in English with Arsenal and Brighton so we’re really happy to get it sorted.”

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