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Zambian striker Daka joins Iheanacho, Ndidi at Leicester City

Patson Daka

Zambia forward Patson Daka has joined the duo of Nigeria internationals Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi at Leicester City.

Daka who is crossing over from Red Bull Salzburg scored 34 goals  in 42 appearances in all competitions last season for Salzburg.  The new comer to the King Power Stadium sealed a five year deal put at about £23m.

A striker had been high on Brendan Rodgers’ priority list this summer, and 22-year-old Daka emerged as Leicester’s number one target despite Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard also being linked to the club.

“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,” Daka told LCFC TV.

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“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.

He featured alongside Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland while the Norwegian striker was playing for Salzburg during the first half of the 2019-20 campaign.

Daka was the Austrian Bundesliga’s top scorer last term with 27 goals in 28 games, and he was named the league’s Player of the Season after helping Salzburg win their eighth straight title.

Leicester who enjoyed an electric moment towards the end of last season thanks to a highly rejuvenated Kelechi Iheanacho will be hoping to see Daka also add exrtra momentum as they begin another quest for laurels in the new season.






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