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Exclusive: Howey believes Daka could be Foxes’ long-term replacement for Vardy

Exclusive: Howey believes Daka could be Foxes’ long-term replacement for Vardy - Leicester City News

Steve Howey believes Patson Daka could be the ideal long-term replacement for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

The 22-year-old Zambian striker has joined the Foxes from RB Salzburg in a £23million deal.

Daka was prolific during his spell in Austria, with him scoring 54 goals in 82 appearances in the top flight.

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While Vardy is continuing to score goals for Leicester, having hit the back of the net 17 times in 42 outings last term, he is now 34 and boss Brendan Rodgers could be looking at who will be the former non-league star’s long-term successor as the Foxes’ first-choice frontman.

Daka has penned a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium and will further Rodgers’ attacking options after Kelechi Iheanacho found his best form in Leicester colours towards the end of last season.

Leicester agonisingly missed out on a Champions League place after suffering a final day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last term, but former Foxes defender Howey is excited by what Daka could bring to the side.

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Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “He is only 22 so is a good long-term option.

“I think Jamie Vardy still has a lot to offer. I would have thought Brendan Rodgers will start to rest Vardy at times and put him on the bench.”


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