English Premier League side Leicester City have signed Nigerian goalkeeper Chituru Odunze, Concise News reports.
Odunze was captured from Major League Soccer team Vancouver Whitecaps and was handed a contract by the Foxes after training with them for half a month.
The 16-year-old joined Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2017 but had featured for the youth teams of Chelsea, Cardiff City and West Ham in England.
While speaking about his move to England, Odunze expressed delight at the development.
”It’s a dream come true to take the next step in my career at a big club like Leicester City FC,” the club’s website quoted him as saying.
”I’m really grateful for everything that Vancouver Whitecaps FC have done for me.
“I would like to thank the coaches, staff, and my teammates for how they have helped me grow as a player, and especially Raegyn Hall and Jordan Santiago for coaching me as a goalkeeper.”
The teenager can play for the Nigerian, United States, England and Canada at international level.