Leicester City Sign High Scoring African Striker To Compete With Iheanacho Next Season

Leicester City Sign High Scoring African Striker To Compete With Iheanacho Next Season

  • Paston Daka is Leicester City's first signing of the season after being linked with the Premier League club for weeks
  • The Zambian forward made a £23milion move from Red Bul Salzburg to the King Power outfit on a five-year deal
  • The 22-year-old was the league's top scorer last season with 27 goals in 28 appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga

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Paston Daka has finally completed a £23milion move to Leicester City following from the Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, Sky Sports, Facebook.

The 22-year-old was in top form in the Austrian Bundesliga last season as he scored 32 goals in 42 matches in all competitions.

The Zambian international signed a five-year deal with the King Power outfit and will be on Brendan Rodgers' side for the new season.

Leicester City sign high scoring African striker to compete with Iheanacho next season
Patson Daka will be a handful for teams next season after scoring a remarkable 32 goals in 42 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg last season. Photo by David Geieregger
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The striker told LCTV after the move:

"I'm so, so excited to join this great, historic club. It has been my dream and I'm so happy and looking forward to what's coming next,
"I have followed Leicester from the time they won the league. I feel it is the perfect place for me, because it's a team that fights for titles. I know it's not going to be easy, but I feel ready to face this new challenge.
"I will give my best for the club each and every day, and I look forward to seeing the Leicester City fans inside the stadium soon."

Salzburg have been doing businesses with Premier League clubs in the past with the likes of Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino all moving to the English top-flight division.

Daka will partner will veteran forward Jamie Vardy or Nigerian star Kelelchi Iheanacho upfront when the season resumes in August.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidozie Awaziem paid a courtesy visit to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in his Abuja home.

Both players were said to have visited the two-time former governor of Abia State for his support for the development of football in the country.

The Politician was the governor when Enyimba international won the CAF Champions League title back to back in 2003 and 2004.

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