Harper set to ‘work like a Scots­man’

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JACK HARPER is ready to prove he is any­thing but a “lux­ury player” by com­bin­ing Span­ish style with Scot­tish graft at Brighton and Hove Al­bion.

The highly rated 19-year-old this week gave up on his Real Madrid dream by pen­ning a two-year deal with English Cham­pi­onship out­fit.

Malaga-born Harper, who was coached by French icon Zine­dine Zi­dane, was on the books at the Bern­abeu from the age of 13 and trained along­side some of the most tal­ented young­sters in world foot­ball.

At his un­veil­ing at Brighton, Harper was adamant his Scot­tish her­itage will en­sure he is no pas­sen­ger.

Harper said: “I’ve got ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing in a dif­fer­ent coun­try and I’m ready to bring it to Eng­land. I would say that I’m a nat­u­ral goalscorer – and I’ve got the nat­u­ral Span­ish tech­nique, but I work like a Scots­man.”

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