…Makembo tips Daka to negotiate for a move away from King Power Stadium
By MICHAEL MIYOBA
CHIPOLOPOLO striker Patson Daka should move to a club where he will be able to enjoy game time to improve his form, says Zambia Sports Fans Association Patron Peter Makembo.
Daka who was needed by EPL outfit Everton is reported to be on the radar of Ligue 1 side Monaco who are interested in the Leicester City striker.
Since Leicester dropped into the Championship following the relegation from the EPL, Daka has not featured for the Foxes so far this season.
It is believed the Zambia international does not see himself playing in the Championship following relegation from the English top-flight last season.
Monaco are said to have made Daka their favourite transfer option after their interests to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun was turned off by the Gunners who have put a £50 million price tag on the 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 39 appearances in a season-long loan at Stade de Reims last season.
Daka wracked just 15 strikes in 74 appearances for the Foxes and the numbers do not bother the French club which is desperate to sign a striker.
Makembo believes moving to France would give Daka the fire power needed to rejuvenate his form which may go down if he remains at Leicester.
“We are concerned as fans with what is happening to our boy and that is why we are desperate to see him move to a club where he will be able to enjoy a lot of game time,” Makembo said.
“Very soon we will have the last round of the AFCON qualifiers and we would want our players to be in the best form even though we already qualified for the AFCON to be held next January in Ivory Coast,” he said.
In June 2021, Leicester City paid £23 million for Daka after he impressed for Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg.
The 24-year-old Zambian’s contract with the Foxes runs until June 2026 and may have to endure a stressful season if a move away from King Power Stadium will not materialise before the transfer window which is scheduled to close on September 1, 2023.
With Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Stephy Mavididi all excelling up front under Enzo Maresca, Daka may have to settle for the third or fourth choice role at Leicester City.