English Premier League side Leicester City have completed the signing of Ghanaian striker Nathan Opoku from Syracuse University in the United States.
The 21-year old former Syracuse attacker, we understand will go loan to OHL Leuven in Belgium.
Opoku notched 11 goals and eight assists for a team-high 30 points in the Orange’s national championship title run. Opoku might be loaned out to Belgium once the contract is announced, according to Fox Sports.
Just 15 months ago, Opoku was suiting up for NAIA’s Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky, where he scored 19 goals and five assists.
He entered the transfer portal ahead of the 2022 season and joined a Syracuse team that had lost DeAndre Kerr, who now plays in the MLS.
In his lone season with the Orange, he earned United Soccer Coaches’ All-American third-team honors and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection.
Over the summer, Opoku played for USL League Two’s Ventura County Fusion before starting the 2022 season with the Orange. In a span of 15 months, Opoku went from the NAIA — a step below the NCAA — to, reportedly, a Premier League team.