Brighton have signed released Manchester City goalkeeper David Gonzalez.

The Colombian has penned a deal until the end of the season with a view to earning a long-term contract.

"David is an international with an excellent pedigree, playing over 300 senior games at the top level in South America, Turkey and Scotland. He has won the league in Colombia and has been capped by the national team," said Brighton boss Gus Poyet.

"The idea is for David to compete with Peter [Brezovan] and Casper [Ankergren] to be first choice.

"Peter has come in recently and done very well, and is currently number one, but it's now up to both David and Casper to put pressure on him to be first choice."