Kazenga LuaLua has come out today and said he’d like to extend his loan spell at Brighton and Hove Albion through the end of the season.
Kazenga LuaLua – wants to stay at Brighton
It turns out the Seagulls want to complete a deal with Newcastle United before next Monday, when the lad’s current loan deal is due to expire.
LuaLua said today:
“I would be happy to stay, because I am enjoying my time here. I am happy so if they can keep me until the end of the season I’ll have no problem with that.”
“It’s up to Chris now (Newcastle manager Chris Hughton) and what he thinks. I have told my agent I would like to stay until the end of the season, because it has been good for me.”
We’d be surprised in manager Hughton stands in the way of extending the deal.
LuaLua has not come through at Newcastle like we had hoped this season, although some would say he’s not been given much of a chance.
But we have the feeling that LuaLua will be allowed to leave in the summer, as Newcastle strengthen the squad further for a Premier League upcoming season – hopefully.
We expect new players to be brought in during this summer- full back, central midfield and wingers at least – which will likely push Kazenga lower down the pecking order on Tyneside.
It may be time for the lad to move on, although he’s still only 19 years old.