Fresh rival for Iheanacho as Leicester City set to announce signing of Chelsea, Liverpool target
Published: June 17, 2021
Fresh rival for Iheanacho as Leicester City set to announce signing of Chelsea, Liverpool target
Kelechi Iheanacho will have a new rival for a striking berth at Leicester City in the forthcoming season, with the Foxes reportedly on the brink of confirming the capture of in-demand Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka.

According to LeicestershireLive , making reference to transfer market expert Fabrizo Romano, an official proposal to sign Daka has been accepted by Red Bull Salzburg and the Foxes are planning to announce the new signing next week.

Romano added that the current FA Cup winners beat Liverpool, Chelsea and RB Leipzig to the signature of the Zambia international.

The prolific but ageing Jamie Vardy and Iheanacho were manager Brendan Rodgers' options in attack last season and the duo enjoyed an excellent campaign.

While the Nigerian finished as Leicester City's top scorer in all competitions with nineteen goals, the former England star was second best with seventeen strikes.

Considering that Vardy is undroppable by Rodgers, Daka will be directly competing with Iheanacho for the number two position in the pecking order of attackers.

The Super Eagles striker has a contract with Leicester City until June 2024 having signed a new deal two months ago.

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