Brighton have completed the signing of young Newcastle winger Kazenga LuaLua on a one-month loan deal.
Kazenga LuaLua – out on loan to Brighton for a month
The 19-year-old midfielder, who spent three months on loan at Doncaster Rovers last season and made 4 appearances, again moves out on loan to get some first team football, which is what he needs to improve his game.
Kazenga has made a total of 12 appearances for the Magpies over the last three seasons, and certainly Brighton manager Gus Poyet believes he has got a good signing:
Gus told the Brighton official web-site today:
“Kazenga is an excellent addition to our squad as he will give us different options,”
“He can play on the left or right side and is very quick.” “I’ve watched him a couple of times and I know his qualities.”
LuaLua is the younger brother of former Newcastle striker Lomana, but Kazenga has found it tough to break through to the Newcastle first team this season.
Of course we still have to realize the lad only turned 19 years-old in December.
The winger will not be eligible to play in Brighton’s game against Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town tonight, as Brighton try to pull clear of the relegation zone.
Brighton are currently 4th bottom of League One with 29 points, but the two teams above them, Gillingham and Oldham Athletic, also have 29 points..
Brighton are at home to top of the league Norwich City on Saturday.
That means Kazenga will be up against the impressive 21 year old Newcastle 6’6″ goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who is on loan for the season at the East Anglia club, and getting rave reviews for his performances by the way.
It’s good that Kazenga will get some games, and if he does well, it would not surprise us if he stays there through the end of the season.