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Kazenga LuaLua joins Sunderland from Brighton and Hove Albion

14:04 GMT 26/01/2018
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The DR Congo winger has teamed up with the Championship outfit on a short-term deal

Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Kazenga LuaLua from Brighton and Hove Albion until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

LuaLua joined the Seagulls from Newcastle United in 2011 and scored 17 goals in 158 league appearances before joining Queens Park Rangers on loan in January 2017.

After playing just eight league games for the Loftus Road outfit in the first half of this season, he has completed a move to the Black Cats in an effort to secure more game time.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is hopeful that the 27-year-old will bolster his team's survival from relegation with his qualities and experience.

“Kaz was determined to come here and get playing first-team football again and I look forward to helping him play the kind of football he is capable of," Coleman told club website.

“He’s quick, skillful and has a lot of experience at this level. He gives us another option in attack and, most importantly, is up for the fight.”