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Here are the clubs that have provided Brighton & Hove Albion with the most players over the last ten years

The January transfer window can be a time for an inspired bargain buy or an overpriced flop as clubs look for the players to get them over the line in the second half of the season.

But where have Albion been shopping for players most over the last ten years? The Seagulls have progressed from League One to the Premier League in that time. Here are the clubs who have loaned and sold the most players to the Seagulls - according to TransferMarkt.

Diego Arisemendi, Matt Upson and Steve Sidwell all came to the Seagulls on loan. The latter two both ended up joining permanently. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

1. Stoke City - 3 players

Diego Arisemendi, Matt Upson and Steve Sidwell all came to the Seagulls on loan. The latter two both ended up joining permanently. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
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With Albion struggling at the wrong end of the Championship in the 2014/15 season, Darren Bent, Gary Gardner and Joe Bennett all spent time on loan. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst

2. Aston Villa - 3 players

With Albion struggling at the wrong end of the Championship in the 2014/15 season, Darren Bent, Gary Gardner and Joe Bennett all spent time on loan. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst
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Club captain Bruno, number one Mathew Ryan and right-back Martin Montoya have all joined Brighton from the Spanish giants. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

3. Valencia - 3 players

Club captain Bruno, number one Mathew Ryan and right-back Martin Montoya have all joined Brighton from the Spanish giants. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
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Steve Harper came on loan, while Kazenga LuaLua signed permanently after a couple of loan spells. Tim Krul also spent a year with the Seagulls.

4. Newcastle - 3 players

Steve Harper came on loan, while Kazenga LuaLua signed permanently after a couple of loan spells. Tim Krul also spent a year with the Seagulls.
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