News today in the Evening Chronicle that Newcastle are close to a deal with Brighton, that will see Kazenga LuaLua move permanently to the south coast club.
Kazenga LuaLua – permanent move to Brighton almost agreed
Brighton of course will be in the Championship next season, so it looks like it could be a good move for Kazenga, and he should get plenty of playing time with the club he has had two loan spells with over the last eighteen months.
With Newcastle likely to be bringing in quite a few more established players over the summer – Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marvaux have already arrived – the opportunities for the 20 year old at Newcastle would seem to be limited.
Kazenga is the younger brother of former Newcastle striker Lomana, and had a good three-month loan spell at Brighton last season before breaking his leg, and he scored 4 goals in 11 appearances for the Seagulls.
And Seagulls boss Gus Poyet talked about the pending deal:
“We are really in an advanced situation.”
“I think it’s a matter of time, checking everything, making sure we have agreed with the club, the player, the medical and hoping everything is all right.”
“It looks all right, because I saw him play against Chelsea at the end of last season.”
It seems there is a clear out of players going on at the club with news today that Fabricio Coloccini may even be sold by Newcastle, if a club comes in with an offer that matches Newcastle’s £7M valuation of the Argentine International.
Seville have had a £5M bid turned down by Newcastle already, and we also fully expect Joey Barton to be moved out this summer, as soon as Newcastle get a decent offer in for the player.