A YOUNG Llandudno footballer has joined Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal.

Joe Belmont, a Ysgol John Bright student, has signed a professional contract with the club, who finished sixth last season.

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He has represented Wales at under-16 level, and was previously in Liverpool’s academy.

An Ysgol John Bright spokesperson said: “Year 11 student Joe Belmont this week moved down to Brighton, signing his three-year professional football contract with Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League. 

“What an unbelievable achievement!  Wishing you all the best from YJB for your future Joe.”