After weeks and weeks of speculation and close links, Leicester City have confirmed the signing of striker Patson Daka on a 5-year deal from Red Bull Salzburg.
The signing follows weeks of speculation and “here we go” announcements, including one from Daka himself!
What He Said?
“I will go to England and move to Leicester City,” the striker told Krone .
“I had a great time here, Salzburg has become my second home,” he added. ”I will always be happy to come back here, but the Premier League has always been my big dream.”
Daka has been linked to Tottenham and Liverpool in recent weeks, but Leicester have won the race to his signature after persuading the Zambian that they could offer him more first-team chances.
I have followed Leicester from the time they won the league. 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 - Daka spoke to LCFC.com
Salzburg are expected to receive a fee of around €30 million (£26m/$36m) for Daka, who is now set to embark on what he called a dream move.
Daka’s stats for RB Salzburg
Daka has showed he is among Europe’s most promising young attackers. The Zambian scored 27 goals in 28 matches as Salzburg claimed their fifth consecutive Austrian Bundesliga title last season.
Daka has been in Salzburg since joining the club in 2017, initially proving himself with the club’s youth teams.
He went on to make his senior debut in August 2019, going on to score 68 goals for the club ever since.