Transfer Rumours

Brighton land Almeria hitman

Brighton & Hove Albion supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been left excited with the news that the club have agreed a fee with Spanish side Almeria for striker Leonardo Ulloa.

According to BBC Sport, the 26-year-old Argentine is arriving in the UK in the next few days to discuss personal terms and is expected to sign a deal at the Amex Stadium after passing a medical next week.

The forward recently gained Spanish nationality which makes it easier for him to play in England due to previous work permit issues and he will attend the Seagulls’ game against Derby County today ahead of his potential move.

Ulloa started his career in his native Argentina with San Lorenzo, before spells with Arsenal and Olimpo. He made the move to Spain in 2010 and has netted 48 goals in his 102 appearances for Almeria.

He was the top scorer in La Liga’s second tier last season with 29 goals and Guy Poyet will be hoping that he can reproduce this form in the Championship as his side seek a place in the play-off’s.

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