Leicester City’s transfer saga is reaching an exhilarating climax as they secure the signing of English striker, Stephy Mavididi, from Montpellier. The Foxes have agreed on a hefty €7.5 million deal, including a 10% future transfer fee for Montpellier. The young talent, once part of Juventus’ academy, is now set to embark on a new chapter in his career with Leicester.
In anticipation of the official announcement, Mavididi is due to undergo his medical examinations with the Foxes tomorrow. The promising player is leaving Montpellier behind after an impressive run of 98 appearances. During this period, he scored 21 goals and provided five assists. Despite a somewhat disappointing last season, where he managed only four goals and two assists in 27 appearances across competitions, Leicester remains confident in his potential.
The four-year contract offered by Leicester to Stephy Mavididi is a testament to their faith in his abilities. Also, He is expected to be the fourth summer signing for the club, joining the ranks of Mads Hermansen, Conor Coady, and Harry Winks.
This new acquisition could signal a possible replacement for Kelechi Iheanacho. As he has been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League. With one year left on his contract, Leicester is keen to avoid losing Iheanacho for free next year. Several Premier League clubs are also vying for the Nigerian striker’s signature, making his decision more difficult.
The 26-year-old Iheanacho had a solid season for Leicester. He contributed eight goals and five assists in 35 appearances across all competitions. His exceptional performance, with five goals in the Premier League alone, made him one of Leicester’s top scorers. Now he is only trailing behind Harvey Barnes and James Maddison.
Moreover, As the summer transfer window heats up, all eyes are on Leicester City. The club’s strategic moves are shaping the squad for the upcoming season. With Mavididi’s arrival, fans are eager to see how the team will continue to evolve and compete in the highly competitive Premier League. The stage is set for an exciting chapter in the Foxes’ journey.