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Clubs eye Calderon after Brighton exit

HITC Sport understands long-serving defender is set to leave Brighton.

Brighton defender Inigo Calderon is set to leave the club this summer alerting a number of Championship and League One clubs to his availability, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Calderon has been a great servant for Brighton since joining the club from Spanish side Alaves in January 2009.

The versatile defender has made over 230 appearances for Brighton and is currently the club's longest-serving player.

Calderon, who was named as Brighton's player of the year, has found his first-team chances limited this season due to the outstanding form of Bruno at right-back this term.

The 34-year-old made 20 appearances in all competitions this season as Brighton narrowly missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League and then crashed out of the play-offs to Sheffield Wednesday.

Calderon's contract at Brighton expires this summer and sources have told HITC Sport that Calderon has been informed by Seagulls boss Chris Hughton that he will not be getting a new deal.

A number of Championship and top League One sides have been monitoring Calderon's situation at Brighton and now he is a free his suitors are ready to make a move for the experienced defender.

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