Christian Walton pens four-year deal with Seagulls!

League One side Wigan Athletic have signed Brighton goalkeeper Christian Walton on a season-long loan.

This follows Walton agreeing a new four-year contract with the Seagulls.

It will be the 21-year-old’s fifth loan move in the past three seasons, with Albion having the option to recall the England Under-21 international.

“Following the departure of Matt Gilks it was clear we needed reinforcements,” Wigan boss Paul Cook told the club website.

“Christian has a bright future and we’re delighted he’s come to us.”

Of the loan deal, Brighton manager Chris Hughton told Albion’s club website: “This is a good move for all concerned – both clubs and the player. Christian needs to be playing regularly, and Wigan offer him the opportunity to do that in League One.”