Goalkeeper Michael Poke will join Brighton on a free transfer after agreeing a one-year deal with the club.
The 24-year-old will complete the move on 1st July when his current deal at Southampton expires.
Poke signed a pre-contract with the Seagulls on Friday afternoon and is set to link up with the rest of the squad for pre-season training at the end of the month.
"We are delighted to bring a goalkeeper like Michael to the squad," Brighton manager Gus Poyet told the club's official website.
"He is young, and has the kind of personality that we are looking for.
"He will come here to challenge for the No.1 spot, and that is the type of player we want - one who will be challenging for a starting place every week."
Poke helped Torquay secure promotion back into the Football League while on loan there in 2008, and spent the entire season at Plainmoor in League Two last term.
"He did really well during his time at Torquay, and we've had some great reports from his performances last season," added Poyet.
"He has plenty of experience at tough times during a season. He won promotion with Torquay, and then there was a chance that they might go down last season, but he helped them to get out of trouble."