MX23RW : Friday, September 21 06:39:53

Nigel Pearson: 'We were right to break club record for Leonardo Ulloa'

Nigel Pearson believes that paying £8m for Leonardo Ulloa should not be considered an expensive deal for Leicester City.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has claimed that it was an easy decision to pay a club-record £8m to secure the services of Leonardo Ulloa in the summer.

Ulloa has started his Premier League career with five goals in seven games since leaving Brighton & Hove Albion, and Pearson insists that it was crucial for Leicester to beat any rivals to the Argentine's signature.

"When you look at how much players cost right now, I don't think it was expensive," the Foxes boss told members of the media.

"We broke our record to get him but we felt he had the qualities we needed - not just in terms of goals, but his link-up play has been excellent too."

Leicester return to action against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

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