29 May 2014


As if losing their play-off semi final, head coach and current player of the year wasn't bad enough, Brighton and Hove Albion fans have had the prospect of the Seagulls shedding their talismanic centre forward Leo Ulloa thrust down their collective throats by a flurry of newspaper stories linking the striker to Leicester City.

According to reports in the press, the recently promoted Foxes have lodged a trio of bids for the player -starting with a £3million opening assault and edging gradually upwards. The Albion apparently want £10million for him. Yes. You read that correctly. TEN MILLION POUNDS for a Brighton player.

Ulloa joined the Albion back in January last year following a lengthy courtship from then Seagulls boss Gus Poyet. The fee was undisclosed but believed to be around the £2million mark and the striker put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year deal at The Amex.

A year and four and a bit months into that deal the Seagulls are likely to see their resolve tested yet further, with Leicester dogged in their pursuit of the forward who plundered 14 goals and four assists in 35 outings this season.

But how much IS he really worth? And how does he compare with other leading strikers in England’s second tier?
Read the full article on the Not Worth That website HERE

1 comment:

jagdev singh said...

It's true that City do require a centre forward who will be able to lead the forward line but asking 10 million pounds for a striker who has only been a championship player for since January is a bit over the odds.

A valuation of around 4 million pounds would be more than appropriate value obviously he has got talent and goal scoring capabilities at championship level otherwise Gus Poyet would not have gone through with the transfer.

With city's transfer kitty, wage structure and ambitions for the premiership level he would be a useful addition to the squad.

To transfer his capabilities as a footballer to the premiership is a different kettle of fish. He will need to settle quickly and prove to be target man that the city forward line can thrive off by creating goals, stretching the opponents defence,
His physical build will stand him in good stead for what is going to be at times a difficult but enjoyable learning curve he will not be the only person in that position as the vast majority of the squad will be in that position.

Leicester should pursue Leo but not break the bank in transfer payment as I feel that a quality striker is needed whether he is already within the ranks already which i personally believe or whats more important Nigel feels that another addition in the striking role is needed.