Former Albion manager Micky Adams confirmed today that Seagulls winger Paul Brooker will be rejoining him at Premiership newcomers Leicester on a free transfer.

Adams revealed: "We will be talking to him shortly. I am not expecting any problems with that deal."

The Argus reported a fortnight ago that Adams was about to swoop for the player he signed for Albion from Fulham in the summer of 2000.

Brooker, 26, was offered a new contract by Albion towards the start of last season after helping them to the Second Division title, but he never signed it.

The Seagulls have just offered the Hammersmith-born wide man, their second top scorer in Division One last season with six goals, a new two-year deal.

Adams said: "Obviously I know him well. He started with me at Fulham as an apprentice.

"He has got pace and trickery and we are going to need those assets in the Premier League.

"I am not saying he is going to be a regular but he is certainly a useful acquisition."

Meanwhile, Adams is pulling out of the race to re-sign Albion goal ace Bobby Zamora.

"We are ruling ourselves out of that deal," he said. "He is too expensive."

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