Game time is the reason why Patson Daka settled for Leicester City
Zambian forward Patson Daka,21 has opted to join English Premier League side Leicester City because they guarantee him game time, the ZamFoot Crew can exclusively reveal.
According to the ZamFoot Crew sources, Daka’s handlers held talks with a host of English teams including West Ham and Liverpool about a possible deal but it was Leicester who offered the much-needed game time.
“Yes, talks with several various clubs which have been mentioned were held but his handlers made it clear that he was only to join a club which was going to offer him game time,” a ZamFoot Crew source said.
“For instance one of the big clubs held talks with his people and both sides were honest with each other.
“The club were eager to sign him but didn’t see him as a first-choice center forward. They wanted him to start as a fringe player. But his management didn’t agree with that proposal.”
With that background, it was agreed that King Power Stadium was the right destination for the Kafue native.
The Brendan Rodgers-coached side is expected to announce the signing of the former Kafue Celtic starlet by Monday from Austrian side Redbull Salzburg.
Daka who is currently on holiday in Zambia becomes the fifth Zambian to join an English side.
Former Chipolopolo strikers Emmanuel Mayuka and Collins Mbesuma had unsuccessful spells with Southampton and Portsmouth respectively.
Daka scored 68 goals and registered 27 assists in 125 games for the Austrian giants.
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