BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 12:52 GMT, Monday, 18 October 2010 13:52 UK

LuaLua future out of my hands, says Brighton boss Poyet

Kazenga LuaLua
LuaLua has made 13 appearances for Newcastle's first team

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has admitted he wants to keep Newcastle United loanee Kazenga LuaLua but a deal to keep the winger is out of his hands.

The 19-year-old joined the League One side in August for his second spell at the club, but is set to return to the Magpies in January.

Poyet told BBC Sussex: "We can not control that. It's very difficult for us to lose him, really tough.

"We've got a point and need to prove it to Newcastle. I hope we can sort it."

LuaLua, who is the brother of former Newcastle and Portsmouth striker Lomana, has been a vital part of Brighton's recent success, scoring four goals in eight appearances this season.

Poyet added: "You can see his reaction. He's coming to the bench to celebrate goals.

"He looks happy even when he's not playing. He wants to be here. But I don't want to go ahead two months."



Print Sponsor


see also
Charlton 0-4 Brighton
16 Oct 10 |  League One
LuaLua focusing on Brighton spell
27 Sep 10 |  Brighton
Brighton complete double signing
31 Aug 10 |  Brighton


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.