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Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan closes in on a move to LaLiga side Real Sociedad

Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan closes in on a move to LaLiga side Real Sociedad despite interest from Arsenal and Celtic with the Australian looking for first-team football

  • Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan is currently closing in on a move to Real Sociedad
  • He was on loan at Arsenal last term and had been touted for a permanent move
  • The Australian goalkeeper has also attracted interest from Scottish side Celtic
  • However, the prospect of regular first team football in LaLiga appeals to Ryan 

Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan is closing in on a move to Real Sociedad.

The Australian was on loan at Arsenal last season and had been considered for a permanent move while also attracting interest from Celtic.

However, the prospect of regular first team football in LaLiga appeals to Ryan, who previously figured for Valencia.

Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan (above) is currently closing in on a move to Real Sociedad

The 29-year old, who had one year left on contract, is due to undergo a medical this week after Sociedad agreed a fee with Brighton. 

The emergence of Robert Sanchez at Brighton threw Ryan’s future at Brighton into doubt. 

He started last season as Graham Potter’s first choice but looked unconfident in between the sticks and was dropped in December.

Ryan was on loan at Arsenal last term and had been considered for a permanent move

Ryan was on loan at Arsenal last term and had been considered for a permanent move

The emergence of Robert Sanchez at Brighton threw Ryan's future at Brighton into doubt

The emergence of Robert Sanchez at Brighton threw Ryan’s future at Brighton into doubt

As a result, Sanchez took over the gloves and subsequently become one of Brighton’s top performers – helping to keep ten clean sheets.

Ryan, on the other hand, was shipped to Arsenal – playing his first game in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in February. 

He also featured in a 1-1 draw against Fulham in April before keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory over Newcastle the following month. 

Ryan had opened the door to a possible future with Arsenal but it is now believed he will join Real Sociedad instead.   

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