“When I was over there I was lucky enough to meet them. They were really nice," the former Sydney FC youngster turned Brighton starlet said.

Peupion, who starred for the Joeys at the last U/17 World Cup, becomes the fourth Aussie to join Brighton with Sydney-born Swede Peter Gwargis currently with Brighton's U/23 squad.

“Hopefully I can push for a first team spot in the next couple of years and hopefully play alongside them," he continued.

“They said keep pushing hard, keep working hard and you never know when your chance will come. It was nice to meet them – nice guys.”