Future £14.5m deal for new star is an absolute bargain for Leicester City

Abdul Fatawu, a Ghanaian talent that Leicester City signed on loan from Sporting CP in the summer, looks like he’s ready for a longer stay at the team.

On their official club website, Leicester City announced the signing of Fatawu, although at the time, the statement had no mention of a potential permanent deal. Earlier this season, however, claims emerged from Portugal that attempted to clarify the specifics of the arrangement.

The transaction contained an obligation to purchase Fatawu in the event that the Foxes were promoted, according to the record. That clause cost £14.5 million, or €17 million.

That might have seemed a bit high for a 19-year-old who had only made 12 senior games for Sporting earlier in the season. But in the last few months, Fatawu has demonstrated why he is seen as having such a bright future, and by the end of the season, that eight-figure investment can turn out to be a complete steal.

A new star for Maresca

Although Fatawu showed promise at the beginning of his Leicester City loan, in recent months he has truly put the pedal to the metal. He has secured a starting position on the right side and has contributed nine assists and four goals to Enzo Maresca’s total of 30 games played.

Tuesday night, in the FA Cup match against Bournemouth, he curled in a magnificent winner in extra time, displaying yet another moment of brilliance.

Moments of pure brilliance such as those serve to emphasise the unique qualities that Fatawu possesses, but his persistent threat on the wing keeps him dangerous throughout games, not just in pivotal moments. £14.5 million might end up being a great deal for someone who can perform that at the age of 19.

Of course, receiving a promotion from the Championship is necessary to fulfil the duty. Despite suffering back-to-back league losses, Leicester City is still in a strong position to do so, sitting atop the Championship table and six points clear.

Leicester will have more to celebrate than just their Premier League comeback, since promotion is almost certain. Another reason to celebrate will be the activation of the Fatawu duty, as a £14.5 million agreement represents a great opportunity for a current and future star.


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