Brighton and Hove Albion have secured the signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. The 30-year-old Polish goalkeeper was recently released from Manchester United after his contract came to an end this season, according to the Man Utd news website.
The former West Brom goalkeeper has been having a lot of altercations with the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson over his supposed interest at not playing him. Despite being one of the backup keepers for Edwin van Der Sar, Tomasz Kuszczak has been relegated to the position of having made no appearances for the club last season. He has been extremely critical of the way he has been treated by Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United, who seems to have one rule for him, and one rule for the likes of Wayne Rooney.
However, he has been free to sign a new contract with a club this season after being released by Manchester United.
In the six seasons he spent at the Old Trafford, Tomasz Kuszczak made only 32 appearances for the Red Devils.
Brighton manager Gus Poyet has said that it is one of the best acquisitions made by the club in recent transfer windows given that Tomasz Kuszczak has the experience of being in the Premier league for the last nine years with both Manchester United and West Brom. Kuszczak has revealed that his aim would be to reach the Premier league with Brighton.
“There were clubs in England and abroad interested in Tomasz, but it says a lot for the ambition of this club that he wanted to sign for Brighton. We had been tracking his progress for some time and he will provide real competition to both Casper Ankergren and Peter Brezovan for the goalkeeper’s jersey this coming season. That can only be a good thing for the team moving forward,” said Gus Poyet after securing the signing of the 30-year-old, who is expected to be the number one goalkeeper for Brighton next season.