Official : Former Chelsea Wonderkid Completes Transfer To Leicester City
Published: August 01, 2019
Official : Former Chelsea Wonderkid Completes Transfer To Leicester City
Vancouver Whitecaps have announced via their official website that they have signed Nigerian goalkeeper Chituru Odunze to a Major League Soccer contract and transferred him to English Premier League club Leicester City.

The 16-year-old has been offered a contract by the Foxes after training with the club for two weeks in January 2019.

Before joining Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2017, Odunze played for the youth teams of Chelsea, Cardiff City and West Ham in England.

Commenting on his transfer to Leicester City, Odunze said : ''It's a dream come true to take the next step in my career at a big club like Leicester City FC.

''I'm really grateful for everything that Vancouver Whitecaps FC have done for me. I would like to thank the coaches, staff, and my teammates for how they have helped me grow as a player, and especially Raegyn Hall and Jordan Santiago for coaching me as a goalkeeper.''

Odunze is eligible to represent the national teams of Nigeria, United States, England and Canada.

The 6-foot-7 goalkeeper has joined Leicester City Academy for their pre-season camp in Poland.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

Photo Credit: whitecapsfc.com
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