Brighton and Hove Albion have sold striker Leonardo Ulloa to Premier League new-boys Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.

The four-year deal is believed to be the biggest transfer fee in the Seagulls' history.

Although Ulloa missed parts of last season through injury he scored 25 goals in 52 appearances for the club since joining in January 2013 and chairman Tony Bloom admits he was reluctant to let Brighton's star man leave.

Bloom told the official club website: "Initially we did not want Leo to go, but once he made it clear to us he wanted to join Leicester and play in the Premier League, it was then a case of ensuring we received our valuation.

"Leo has been tremendous for us, he has given us some truly memorable moments in the last season-and-a-half - with his header against Nottingham Forest the pick of the bunch.

"I would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him well in the Premier League."