Newly promoted Premier League club Leicester City have broken the bank to sign Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa.
The Argentine, 27, becomes the club’s the ‘Foxes’ record signing in an £8m deal, which exceeds the £5.5m paid for Ade Akinbiyi in July 2000.
The fee could also rise up to £10m based on Ulloa’s number’s of appearances at Leicester.
Brighton chairman Tony Bloom said the Championship club agreed to the striker’s transfer, after he made it clear he want a shot at top-flight football, and insisted the ‘Seagulls’ as well “ensured it received a fee equal to his evaluation”.
Ulloa scored a total of 16 goals for Brighton in his first season, having penned a four-and-a-half-year deal- worth £2m- from Spanish side Almeria in January last year.