Patson Daka: Zambia Striker Completes Leicester City Switch
Zambian striker Patson Daka has completed his move to Leicester City after agreeing a five-year-deal with English Premier League club.
The 22-year-old striker has joined from RB Salzburg in Australia, after completing a routine medical.
Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed but local media have reported the former striker will earn in excess of US$250,000 per week.
“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,” Daka told Leicester City website.
“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.”
Daka was Bundesliga’s top scorer last term with 27 goals in 28 games, and he was named the league’s Player of the Season after helping Salzburg win their eighth straight title.
He spent part of his youth career with Nchanga Rangers and Kafue Celtic in his homeland before joining Austrian side Liefering on loan in 2017.
He was snapped up by RB Salzburg later that year and signed a long-term deal with the Austrian giants.
Leicester captured Daka’s signature following reported summer interest from their Premiership rivals Liverpool, West Ham and Chelsea.