Leicester City are on the verge of signing Odsonne Edouard from Celtic and have bid for Red Bull Salzburg’s Patson Daka, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Leicester City transfer news has certainly picked up.
Leicester City Transfer News: Negotiations Ongoing
Daka Bid Made and Boubakary Soumare to Be Announced Soon
The Foxes have long been interested in signing Celtic’s top scorer in the season just gone, and are edging closer to completing a deal to bring him to the King Power Stadium. The striker scored 21 goals in a Celtic side that struggled throughout the season and finished 25 points behind rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.
Edouard initially signed for Celtic on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 before making the move permanent in 2018. The 23-year-old impressed during his spell at Celtic Park and won SFWA footballer of the year in 2020.
The French U21 international will compete with the ageing Jamie Vardy and in-form Kelechi Iheanacho to get into Brendan Rodgers’ first 11.
Leicester have also made a bid for Patson Daka of Red Bull Salzburg. Daka is another prolific young striker that would further improve the competition for Leicester’s forward positions. Daka won Austrian Bundesliga’s player of the season in 2020/21 after scoring 27 goals in 27 games. the Zambian followed up on a phenomenal 2019/20 season which saw him score 24 times.
Romano’s tweet also revealed that Leicester will soon announce the €23 million signing of Boubakary Soumare from Lille.
Leicester City Transfer News Suggests Brendan Rodgers is Ready to Move on From Jamie Vardy
With the signing of two new strikers who will want to play football regularly for Leicester, the future of Jamie Vardy at the club comes into question.
Vardy, 34, had seen speculation that he was considering retirement despite playing a key role in Leicester’s fifth-place finish in the Premier League and FA Cup triumph.
While Vardy has been Leicester’s stand-out performer over the club’s seven years in the Premier League since the return to the top flight in 2014, he is one of the oldest forwards in the Premier League and Brendan Rodgers needs to plan for the future.
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