Man Utd's Wilson & Wolves' Van La Parra join Brighton on loan

James Wilson
James Wilson has represented England at Under-21 level

Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Manchester United striker James Wilson and Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra on loan.

Wilson, 19, will be with the Seagulls until the end of the season, while Van La Parra, 24, will remain at the Amex Stadium until 2 January.

"James has been our number one target for some time," Brighton boss Chris Hughton said.

Wilson has made just two appearances for the Red Devils this season.

Hughton added: "He is an exciting young striker, and we hope that this move will prove very good for all parties involved.

"There was a huge amount of competition from rival clubs to sign James on loan and it has been another great team effort to secure his signature."

Wilson, an England Under-21 international, made his first-team debut for United in May 2014 and has scored four goals in 20 outings for Louis van Gaal's side.

Dutchman Van La Parra, meanwhile, has made seven appearances for Wolves this season but has not featured since the defeat by Middlesbrough on 24 October.

He moved to Molineux from Heerenveen in the summer of 2014 and scored two goals in 41 games last season.

"Rajiv will give us pace and creativity in the forward areas, and supplements our existing wide options," Hughton added.

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