Date: 29th January 2018 at 11:51pm
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Leicester City and Brighton last night confirmed that a deal had been done seeing Leo Ulloa return to his former club.

With Ulloa long linked this January with a move to Aston Villa, it was former club Brighton who have secured his services for the second half of the campaign.

Ulloa made the switch to Leicester City three and a half years ago but he returns to his former club on a loan spell until the end of the season.

Speaking to Brighton’s Official Site manager Chris Hughton explained.

‘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. 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 hope he will continue to do back here.’

The 31 year old was clearly a fan favourite at the Amex and after 26 goals in 58 appearances his move to Leicester was a club record transfer fee.

Speaking himself about the switch, he added.

‘It was an easy decision because I have a unique feeling with this club – they opened the door for me to come into England and I know all about the fans, the club and the city. This feels like my home in this country – when I`m in the city and the streets I feel different and for that reason I`m happy to be back here. I had a special relationship with the fans the first time I was here and that`s really good for me – they`re so important to the team. When you can feel them on the pitch you feel more comfortable and I felt that here before – I want to do a job on the pitch for the team.’

He obviously has friendly faces welcoming him back.

‘It`s great to link up with Bruno again – we shared good times together and he`s a special man, everyone knows that. At training this week I`ll be happy to see them, they`re good people as well as good players and I want to play with them to reach our objectives. Everyone knows the quality the boys have and that level has increased in the Premier League – it`s great to be in the division and now we have to do the best we can, and it helps that I know people here.’

Reflecting on his spell with Leicester, obviously he has some very special moments with them lifting the Premier League title the other year.

‘It was an amazing and wonderful experience, it was a dream year. When you touch a dream like that, it feels different and you can`t explain that feeling. It was magic and wonderful – we created history. I don`t think you`ll see something like that again for a long time. Now I have a new chapter and I want to focus on Brighton. I`ve played in the Premier League now and I`ve improved both as a player and a person. I want to use that to help the team and the club.’

He added.

‘I feel like there`s unfinished business here and I always felt everything about the club meant it deserved to be in the Premier League. I feel fit and ready to play, I trained hard every week at Leicester City because I wanted to be ready to show what I can do.’

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