Brighton and Hove Albion have almost secured promotion to the top-flight for the first time in the club’s history, an extraordinary achievement by the Seagulls.
Manager Chris Hughton will demand the players maintain their focus until the team are over the finishing line – and that is to be crowned Championship title winners for the 2016/17 season.
I’m sure behind the scenes scouts are frantically travelling up and down the country for potential transfer targets for the upcoming summer window, but here’s one man who’s an already familiar figure on the Sussex south coast; £5.10 million-rated Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa.
The 30-year-old marked his name in England at Brighton when he signed for them out of the blue from Spain, but spent just 18 months at the Amex before his goal scoring form earned him a move to then newly-promoted Leicester.
Ulloa is a firm fan favourite at the Seagulls and a large percentage of the fan base would happily welcome him back to the club, and the way his career is going, this could likely be the case.
Ever since the Foxes’ astounding Premier League triumph, the striker has struggled to break into the starting eleven and has been forced to be satisfied with a place on the bench at best most weeks – perhaps a departure from the King Power is highly likely.
His price tag may sound a hefty fee but with Brighton & Hove Albion edging closer to promotion, they will become a more attractive proposition and Leonardo Ulloa may be open to returning to his former employer.
Prior to leaving the current Championship leaders, this forward was in very impressive form and that could help in the club’s survival ambition next season.
They need to go all-out on trying to pen down Ulloa’s signature.
Brighton supporters, would you fork out that much for Leonardo Ulloa? Would he thrive there? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!