Brighton have signed Iceland Under-19 international Emil Asmundssen.

The 18-year-old midfielder arrives from Icelandic national league side Fylkir and has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Asmundssen will begin his Seagulls career in the youth team and could make his debut at the weekend.

"It means a lot to me to be joining Albion, as it is a big chance at a big club," he told Brighton's website.

"The atmosphere here is great and the club is really progressing.

"Compared to the football in Iceland it is a better level, so this is a big step for me and I'm looking forward to the challenge."