Salzburg striker Daka on the verge of joining Leicester City

Sun 27 June 2021 | 14:46

The Foxes have made the Zambian striker their number one summer target.

Patson Daka

was a key player for

Red Bull Salzburg

in their title-winning campaign last season. The player featured in 42 games for the Austrian side across all competitions, scoring 34 goals in the process. Daka has attracted interest from several European clubs, but

Leicester City

have emerged as the player’s most likely destination ahead of the next season.

According to

Sky Sports

, Salzburg have accepted Leicester’s £23m offer for the player and he is set to join the English club in the upcoming transfer window. Daka confirmed the transfer in an interview with

Krone Zeitung

on Sunday.

"I will go to England and move to Leicester City."

Daka said.

"I had a great time here, Salzburg has become my second home. I will always be happy to come back here, but the Premier League has always been my big dream."

Leicester are hoping to replace

Jamie Vardy

with a player that has the potential to reach the world-class level. Brendan Rodgers' side are keen to strengthen their squad ahead of the next season as they are determined to keep their place among the Premier League front-runners.

source: SportMob