Kazenga LuaLua has parted company with Albion and signed a short-term deal at Sunderland.

The Seagulls have reached an agreement with the winger to cancel his contract with immediate effect. He has joined the Black Cats until the end of the season.

The move means a return to the North East for LuaLua, who started his career with Newcastle.

Albion boss Chris Hughton said: “The competition for places in our wide areas means that it has been very difficult for Kazenga to play the number of matches he would have liked here.

“He has worked tremendously hard during his time with us and has played a major part in the club’s history. I would like to wish him all the very best for the future on behalf of everyone at the club.”

LuaLua leaves the club after making a total of 183 appearances, scoring 22 goals for the club, the last of which came in a 4-2 win over Oxford United in the EFL Cup back in August 2016.

He has played on loan at QPR this season.