Leicester Sign Argentine Striker Ulloa

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.

Leonardo Ulloa Joins Foxes.
Leonardo Ulloa Joins Foxes.

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.