Emmanuel Ledesma: Brighton sign Middlesbrough winger

Emmanuel Ledesma
Ledesma has scored nine goals in 64 appearances for Middlesbrough

Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Middlesbrough winger Emmanuel Ledesma in an initial one-month loan deal.

The 26-year-old Argentine has only featured twice for Boro this season and had a loan spell at Rotherham earlier in the campaign.

"It's no secret that we were looking to strengthen in that area," Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said.

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Ledesma looking to help Brighton

"He brings good Championship experience, and is a creative player who is also capable of scoring goals."

Ledesma had a trial at Brighton in 2011 after he was released by Italian side Genoa, but subsequently signed for Walsall.

He joined Middlesbrough on a three-year deal in August 2012 and has made 64 appearances for Boro, with 27 of them coming as a substitute.

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