Patson Daka on verge of ‘dream’ £23m Leicester move from RB Salzburg

Patson Daka will complete his move to Leicester from Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday for about £23m, subject to Premier League and international clearance.

The Zambia striker, who scored 68 times in 125 appearances for Salzburg, told Leicester’s website: “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.”

Daka helped Salzburg to four successive league titles and a total of seven trophies in four seasons. He scored 27 times in 28 league appearances last term to finish as the Austrian Bundesliga’s top scorer and was named the top flight’s player of the season.

The 22-year-old is to be Brendan Rodgers’ first signing of the summer as the FA Cup holders look for a long-term successor to Jamie Vardy.