Brighton head coach Graham Potter: "We're really pleased Robert has committed his long-term future, after some impressive performances since his debut"; watch West Brom vs Brighton on Saturday; coverage begins on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 2:45pm, kick-off 3pm
Tuesday 23 February 2021 18:55, UK
Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has signed a new contract until June 2025.
The 23-year-old only made his Premier League debut in the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham in November and has now made 14 Premier League appearances, keeping six clean sheets in the process.
"We're really pleased Robert has committed his long-term future to the club, after some impressive performances since his debut last year," Seagulls' head coach Graham Potter told the club's official website.
"Robert has already shown what an exciting prospect he is, with a great attitude and mentality.
"He has adjusted quickly to the Premier League, and we believe he has all the attributes to develop into a top-class goalkeeper.
"Credit is also due to Ben Roberts and Casper Ankergren, the club's goalkeeping coaches, who, along with a number of staff in our academy, have helped Rob and guided him through his development.
"We are looking forward to working with Rob and helping him continue with his development."
Sanchez joined the club from Spanish side Levante in 2013 and played in Albion's age group teams, while also spending loan spells with Forest Green Rovers and Rochdale.
His performances have seen him replace Mat Ryan as the club's No 1 choice in goal, with the Australia international subsequently joining Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.