The Welsh international, 22, completed the necessary paperwork today (30 January) after the loan was agreed this weekend.
Vokes was in the director’s box to watch Brighton beat Newcastle on Saturday night and manager Gus Poyet is obviously excited by the signing.
He told Seagulls.co.uk: “Sam is a traditional centre-forward, physically strong, and the type of forward we feel will complement the strikers we have here.
“He showed a huge amount of potential as a teenager at Bournemouth and with Wolves in the Championship, but he has found his opportunities limited in the Premier League.
“It’s always difficult for a loan player, but I hope that we can be the club at which he flourishes, and that his style of play will suit the way we like to play; and we have an opportunity to get to know each other between now and the end of the season.”
Vokes, who was born in Southampton and whose family live in Lymington, began his career with Bournemouth, before moving to Wolves in 2008.
During his time at Molineux he has spent time on loan in the Championship with Bristol City, Sheffield United, Norwich City and Burnley; he also spent time on loan at Leeds in 2009, when the Elland Road club were in League One.
Burnley were reportedly keen to retain the striker’s services for the second half of the season, after Vokes recently ended a two-month loan spell at Turf Moor, but instead he has opted to join Albion.
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