Leicester complete deadline day deal for Blackburn winger

Date published: Wednesday 31st January 2018 8:01

Leicester have signed Callum Wright from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee.

The 17-year-old winger has penned a professional deal until 2021 at the Foxes having scored four goals in 10 games for Rovers’ Under-23s this season.

He was previously on the books at Tranmere and Everton and signed a two-year scholarship at Ewood Park in 2016.

Rovers’ academy manager Stuart Jones told the club’s website: “Ultimately, we did everything we could to try and keep Callum, but the situation was taken out of our hands when Premier League clubs became interested.

“He’s a young player and when Premier League clubs came calling, both he and his family were keen to move on.”

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