Daka could get favourite jersey 20 at Leicester city

The 22-year-old Zambian striker who is expected to complete his transfer to the King Power Stadium in the ‘next few days’ with just the final few details needing to be sorted could get his favourite squad number at Leicester city.

Daka who finished the season with 27 goals in 28 Austrian Bundesliga games has always donned jersey number 20 in all his three seasons at Redbull Salzburg and his national team.

That is the squad number currently worn by academy graduate Hamza Choudury at Leicester City. However, the midfielder has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.

He came close to joining Newcastle United on a temporary deal in January, only for the deal to fall through on deadline day with City not being able to bring in a replacement.

But with Leicester also closing in on a move for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, that could mean that City may be willing to listen to offers for Choudhury.

Newcastle United have been tipped to revive their interest in the summer.

Should Choudury leave the club, either on a permanent of loan basis, that will free up squad number 20 for Daka to take in his first season at the King Power Stadium.

Before Choudhury, the number was previously worn by fan favourite Shinji Okazaki before he left the club at the end of his contract in 2019.

Credit: Leicester City fc- Leicestershire live.

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