Newcastle United have announced that their 20 year-old winger, Kazenga LuaLua, has joined Championship side Brighton on loan until 15th January next year.
LuaLua – third loan spell at Brighton
There was talk of Lualua moving permanently to Brighton earlier in the summer, so we have to assume Newcastle were not prepared to do that, but were prepared to loan the lad out again, but only until mid-January.
The 20 year old spent the first half of last season at Brighton on loan, where he played 11 times with four goals and was impressive, before breaking his leg at Hartlepool United last November.
In the previous season he had again played on loan at the south coast club, and again played 11 times in that spell.
Last season Kazenga made two substitute appearances for Newcastle at Chelsea, and at home to West Bromwich Albion, in the final games of the season.
This lad could still turn out to be a top player, so we’re pleased he hasn’t been sold, and that he will get first team games at Brighton next season, to further develop his skills.
In his career so far, the youngster has made 41 first team games with four goals.