Striker Tomer Hemed signs new deal to stay with Brighton

Tomer Hemed has signed a new 18-month contract with Brighton.

The 30-year-old striker, who has scored twice so far for the Seagulls in their maiden Premier League season, has committed his future to the club until June 2019.

The Israel international arrived from Spanish side Almeria in June 2015 and was a key player as Brighton finished second in the Championship to win promotion in April.

Manager Chris Hughton told the club's official website: "Tomer has been brilliant for the club since we signed him. He has scored crucial goals in both the Championship and Premier League in his time here.

"He was a key player for us in our promotion-winning season, and this season he has made the step up to the Premier League.

"We have all been absolutely delighted with his contribution, and this new contract is hard-earned and well deserved."

Hemed has made 88 league appearances for Brighton in total, scoring 30 goals.