Leicester complete the deal for Ghanaian striker Nathan Opoku and immediately loan him to sister club Belgium
LEICESTER CITY stormed out of the blocks on transfer deadline day with an early raid on Ghanaian striker Nathan Opoku.
The Foxes then loaned the 21-year-old US striker to their Belgian sister club OH Leuven to get used to European football.
Opoku has impressed in the United States for Syracuse University, where he scored 11 goals and provided eight assists in 25 games last season.
transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has posted an image that appears to show the player posing with a Leicester City scarf while at OH Leuven’s Den Dreef stadium.
Opoku’s goals helped Syracuse become National Collegiate Athletic Association champions in December and he scored the opening goal in the final, which they won on penalties.
Syracuse discovered Opoku’s talent after he scored 19 goals in 19 games for Lindsey Wilson College.
The Foxes groom Opoku to provide a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy.
And they want to test him in Europe with OH Leuven who are currently 10th in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League.
The youngster could even make a quick debut against RFC Searing on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers is stepping up his interest in Stoke City’s Australian defender Harry Souttar.
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The Foxes are ready to pay £15million plus add-ons for one of the surprise hits from the World Cup in Qatar.
And that could open the door to Atletico Madrid for Caglar Soyuncu.
Leicester are also hoping for a move for Leeds winger Jack Harrison.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7268040/leicester-nathan-opoku-transfer-syracuse-leuven-loan/ Leicester complete the deal for Ghanaian striker Nathan Opoku and immediately loan him to sister club Belgium