Brighton sign Harper from Real Madrid
23 July 2015, 19:05
London - Championship side Brighton have signed teenage Scottish striker Jack Harper from Real Madrid.
The 19-year-old forward was born in Malaga to Scottish parents and he has been with Real since he was 13.
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Albion boss Chris Hughton said: "Even at the age of 19, Jack is a well-known name and having spent the past six years at Real Madrid, there is no doubting his pedigree.
"He has a lot of potential, is a skilful type, with a good eye for goal, and can operate as a striker or playing just off of a striker. We hope we can give him the platform to realise his undoubted potential.
"He has had an excellent grounding, having come through the youth system at Real Madrid - and also has international experience at youth level, having featured for Scotland's Under-17 and Under-19 sides."
Harper was once compared to Robin van Persie by Scotland performance director Mark Wotte.