Leicester City reportedly agree fee for Polish teenager Bartosz Kapustka following rise to prominence at 2016 Summer UEFA European Championships.
Following reports from earlier this week that Leicester City were close to signing Polish teenager Bartosz Kapustka from KSC Cracovia, Sky Sports announced Monday evening that the youngster is a step closer to making his way to England having seen the Foxes £7.5 million bid accepted.
Ranieri’s interest was a big factor for me
Having risen to prominence over the summer, most particularly with his performance against Ireland in the UEFA European Championships, the 19-year-old is expected to add depth to the wings behind Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton.
Clubs from multiple countries have been looking at the young up and coming wide player, but it appears that his heart has been given to Leicester City thanks to their manager.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Kapustka claims that the interest of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri and Leicester being the most keen on him were the determining factors:
"“Ranieri’s interest was a big factor for me. He was asking about me, he wanted me to join the team. This convinced me, but there were many factors.”"
Playing time is definitely on the table for the teenager with two cup competitions and the UEFA Champions League likely to see the strongest eleven on the side rotate out several weekend matches in the Premier League.
If he plays his cards right, Kapustka could make himself into an all important squad player within the first few months of his career in England and his move could just prove to be invaluable for the Foxes if he can produce some magic on the ball just like he did this summer.