Jamie Vardy has been the team leader and Leicester's top scorer for years. This spring, the awakened Kelechi Ihenacho is with him. And from the fall, (and) Leicester should have another productive striker. As things stand, their new striker in the new season will be - Patson Daka.
It is about the representative of Zambia, who is ruthlessly shaking the nets in the jersey of Reb Bull Salzburg, and if there is no big turnover, the 22-year-old offensive player will appear at the King Power Stadium next week.
According to the claims from England, as well as some sources from Austria, the leaders of Salzburg accepted the official offer of Leicester and agreed to sell the best player this summer. The amount of money that Leicester offered to Salzburg is not known yet, although it is assumed that it is between 22,000,000 and 30,000,000 euros.
Either way, it would be said that Brendan Rodgers made a great deal, because he will get a productive player. Patson Daka has scored 61 goals in 96 games in all competitions in the last two seasons in the Red Bull Salzburg jersey.
On average, he shakes the net twice in three matches. Of course, the Austrian Bundesliga is not even close to the Premier League, but Daka is too good for the Austrian League and needs a new challenge. Last season, he was the top scorer in the Austrian championship (27 goals), he had the most shots on goal (90 in total, an average of 2.21 per game), and of all the goals in the previous cycle, only one was scored from the penalty spot.
In the past weeks, it was mentioned that Daka is the target of Liverpool, Chelsea, Leipzig, Roma, however, if the latest information is to be believed, his next destination is Leicester. The amount of money that Leicester offered to Salzburg is not known yet, although it is assumed that it is between 22,000,000 and 30,000,000 euros.
Leicester has rarely made a mistake in previous seasons and has almost always signed a contract with a player who has paid them double. Some of the names are: Mahrez, Kante, Drinkwater, Maguire, Tielemans, Chilwell Probably Leicester scouting saw something in Daka this time too, so we have no doubt that this will be a good move.
Daka is a great striker, who has a good sense of goal but also the speed he needs for the English Premiership. If there are no injuries, Daka could have a great career. Does this mean that Vardy will play less in the Premier League, or he will be on the field together in tandem with Daka?