Leicester City have made a £6 million bid for Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa, according to Sky sources, with the Foxes keen to bolster their squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

The Argentine has been very impressive for Brighton for the past year or so, managing to bag 23 goals in 50 league games. So impressive that he may be plying his trade in the world's most prestigious league for the Championship champions.

The 27-year-old is very different to the other forwards at the King Power Stadium, he is seriously athletic and will bully even the best, physical defenders. He is a handful in and around the box and can jump extremely high which means he is deadly from corners and indirect free-kicks.

The partnership between him and David Nugent could be great in the Premier League if, and only if Nigel Pearson is confident enough to play 2 men upfront. Nugent is a willing runner, he will chase down the ball and likes to run of the defenders shoulders, if Ulloa is able to hold the ball up and produce a good enough through ball for Nugent in games there is no doubt in my mind that Leicester can survive the drop next campaign.

I think he is a player every newly promoted side could do with, especially in away games. It is likely Leicester will be playing a lone striker away from home and his job will be to hold the ball up and bring others in to play, which he does well.

This could be a great signing. It is likely the main opportunities away from home will be from set pieces, corners and indirect free-kicks, and this is what the Argentine feeds off, he is a beast in and around the 18-yard-box.

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