In Focus: Ulloa would be a good permanent signing for Brighton

The Argus reports that on-loan Brighton striker, Leonardo Ulloa is keen to stay at the club on a permanent basis after his loan move concludes.

What’s the story?

In an interview with the Argus, Leonardo Ulloa has expressed his desire to stay with Brighton permanently, and he’s revealed that he hopes he can keep the Seagulls in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old rejoined Brighton for the second time in his career during the January transfer window as he was signed on loan from Leicester City

A familiar face

The Argentinian first joined Brighton in 2012, and during his time at the club, he scored a reputable total of 26 goals in 58 games.  He then moved on to Leicester City where he experienced the greatest achievement of his career as he won the Premier League with the Foxes.

During his time at the King Power Stadium, the knowledgeable forward scored 20 goals in 102 games, before returning to Brighton on loan.

What are his qualities?

Given his height, the forward is potent when competing in the air and he often provides his team with an excellent point of reference.

Furthermore, he has an impressive defensive contribution for a striker, and he’s a skilled passer of the ball. One of the only criticisms of his game is that Ulloa tends to commit too many fouls.

Would he be a good permanent signing?

Without question! Even though Ulloa is ageing, his experience will be invaluable whether Brighton stays in the league or not. While he is beginning to approach the latter stages of his career, he still has the quality to play a pivotal role for Chris Hughton’s side.

Also, he could provide great stewardship for the younger strikers at the club, or even for new signing Jurgen Locadia. Given his status at Leicester, it is likely that Brighton could sign him for a reduced fee.