Kazenga Lualua has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season to play with Sunderland.
The 27-year-old who is out of contract at Brighton at the end of the season will be able to leave for nothing and with a deal that will suit both parties.
Lualua had been on loan at Queens Park Rangers for the first half of the season but returned to Brighton on December.
“Kaz was determined to come here and get playing first-team football again and I look forward to helping him play the kind of football he is capable of.
“He’s quick, skillful and has a lot of experience at this level. He gives us another option in attack and, most importantly, is up for the fight.”