Vancouver Whitecaps of Canada goalkeeper, Chituru Odunze has declared that he is happy to join Leicester City of England, though it means he will have to keep on hold his hope of starring in USA’s Major League Soccer (MLS) until the near future.
This comes after the 16-year-old Nigerian-born shot-stopper was loaned to Leicester soon after signing a professional contract, as he was offered a deal by The Foxes after training with the club for two weeks in January.
The 6-foot-7-inches Odunze, who is eligible for Nigeria, United States, England and Canada, will now seek accelerated promotion at King Power Stadium, after joining has joined Leicester’s academy squad for their pre-season camp in Poland.
It is a return to familiar terrain for him, though, considering that, before joining Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2017, Odunze played for the youth teams of Chelsea, Cardiff City and West Ham United in England.
Odunze said: ”It’s a dream come true to take the next step in my career at a big club like Leicester City FC.
”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.”