Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Charlton Athletic midfielder Dale Stephens for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old, who becomes the Seagulls' second arrival of the transfer window, has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Amex.

Head coach Oscar Garcia said: "We are delighted to welcome Dale.

"He is a Brighton player, he will suit our style. He's the type we like and want to bring to this club: dynamic, energetic and technically good.

"His character is good and he will fit well with the excellent squad we already have here.

"We know we are bringing a good player.

"I like what I have seen and I am sure he will suit our style, enjoy the way we want to play and help us.

"He has played many senior games already - and knows the Championship - but he is also still young, and is very hungry to succeed.

"I am sure he will prove an excellent addition to our squad."

Stephens was an integral part of Charlton's side, making 30 appearances this season.