Plymouth Argyle under-18s goalie Christian Walton signs for Brighton
PLYMOUTH Argyle's 17-year-old goalkeeper Christian Walton has signed for Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Pilgrims will receive an undisclosed fee for Walton, whose form has been monitored by several clubs in under-18 matches for much of this season.
According to Argyle, they will also 'further benefit' as his career progresses at Brighton.
Walton, who hails from Wadebridge in north Cornwall, has agreed a long-term deal with the Seagulls.
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He will complete his apprenticeship before turning professional in the summer on a contract until June 2016.
Brighton made their move for Walton after Argyle allowed him to have a spell training with them.
Walton told Brighton's official website: "It's a great opportunity for me. I just want to knuckle down, work hard and hopefully one day I will break into the first-team squad."