Leicester City confirm Patson Daka signing after splashing out £23m on star

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Leicester City have confirmed the signing of RB Salzburg forward Patson Daka on a five-year deal – following 61 goals in his last 87 outings for the Austrian outfit.

The 22-year-old Zambian international is said to have cost in the region of £23million, having been named as the Austrian Bundesliga's Player of the Season.

The club have announced: "Leicester City Football Club can confirm that exciting young striker Patson Daka will join the Club on a five-year-deal from 1 July, subject to Premier League and international clearance."

Daka spent time with both Nchanga Rangers and Kafue Celtic in his homeland and then joined Red Bull feeder side Liefering on loan in 2017, before starring for Salzburg.

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. 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 club have added: "The 22-year-old Zambian international will join City from RB Salzburg, where his goals helped the Austrian side to four successive league titles and a total of seven trophies in four seasons.

"The striker has scored 68 times in 125 appearances for RB Salzburg in all competitions.

"His 27 strikes in only 28 appearances saw him finish as the Austrian Bundesliga’s top scorer last term, as well as being named the league’s Player of the Season."

Leicester, who narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification for a second season in a row, will be looking to impress in the Europa League.

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