Leicester City confirm the signing of Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg to partner  Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City have completed the signing of striker Patson Daka from RB Salzburg.

The Zambian international was officially unveiled on Wednesday June 30,when the Foxes confirmed he had put pen to paper on a five-year deal.

The 22-year-old had previously been linked with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Arsenal.

Speaking to LCFC TV, Daka said: ‘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 and 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.’

The striker scored 68 times in 125 appearances for RB Salzburg in all competitions. His 27 goals in just 28 appearances last season saw him finish as the Austrian Bundesliga’s top scorer,

as well as being named the league’s Player of the Season. 

Born in Zambia, Daka spent part of his youth career with Nchanga Rangers and Kafue Celtic in his homeland before joining the Austrian side Liefering on loan in 2017. 

By Taiyelolu A

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