Leonardo Ulloa Joins Brighton On Loan From Leicester City
Brighton have completed the signing of striker Leonardo Ulloa on loan from Leicester City until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old Argentine returns to the Seagulls, three-and-a-half years after leaving the club to join Leicester in an £8m deal in July 2014.
Ulloa scored 26 goals in 58 appearances for Brighton after arriving at the Amex Stadium from Almeria in 2013.
“We’re delighted to welcome Leo back to the club. He’s scored goals at Premier League level and will further strengthen our attacking options,” Brighton boss Chris Hughton said.
“I wasn’t here during his first spell at the club, but I know he was very well thought of by all concerned, including the club’s supporters.
“He’s achieved a great deal since he left, including winning a Premier League title, and his experience at this level will be hugely beneficial to us.
“Albion fans will know all about him: he’s a physical striker that holds the ball up well, and he’s capable of scoring goals, which we he hope he will continue back here.”
Ulloa has been limited to four brief substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, as he has found himself behind Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki, Islam Slimani and Kelechi Iheanacho in the pecking order at Leicester.