Leicester City are set to beat Leeds United to the signing of a talented young striker. According to The Daily Mail, Leicester are ready to sign Bohemians striker Ali Reghba after he impressed on trial for the club.
The teenage sensation was instrumental as Leicester’s under-23 team beat Swansea City 3-0 on Monday evening.
Reghba scored twice after winning a penalty for the opening goal to help Leicester’s youngsters to victory. And his performance was so promising that the Foxes are likely to move for him.
The 19-year-old is available for a compensation fee and Leeds might regret missing out on him.
The Daily Mail adds that Leeds and Middlesbrough were among the clubs that were interested in signing Reghba before Leicester took him on trial.
The Republic of Ireland under-19 international is considered to be one of the most exciting young players in Ireland.
Reghba recently made the step up from youth team football to the senior game, playing a cup match and a league match in September.
On his League of Ireland debut, Reghba showed just how good he can be, grabbing a brace against St Patrick’s in a 3-1 away win.
The German-born striker is now set to move to England, where he will presumably start in the under-23 side at Leicester and plan to move up soon.
If he fulfils his potential, Leeds might be left kicking themselves that they didn’t bid before Leicester took interest.