Norwich City transfer rumours: Benny Ashley-Seal weighs up Leicester City switch
PUBLISHED: 07:53 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:45 23 June 2017
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The Canaries could be set to lose one of their highly-rated youngsters with prolific striker Benny Ashley-Seal reportedly in talks with former Premier League champions Leicester City.
The Daily Mail claim on Friday the Foxes aim to complete a deal for the teenage frontman in the coming days, with talks at an advanced stage.
The 18-year-old was one of nine City scholars offered professional terms at the end of last season but the Daily Mail expect the former Arsenal academy starlet to move on this summer.
City would be entitled to compensation and a percentage of any future transfer fee, should the 18-year-old reject a professional contract offered by Norwich.
Former development coach Dmitri Halajko is now part of the Foxes’ academy set-up and was a key figure in fast-tracking Ashley-Seal through the ranks at Colney.
The forward has been part of the Norwich academy since Under-14 level and swiftly progressed to the development set-up in the past two seasons where he formed a potent spearhead with Scottish youth international Glenn Middleton.
The powerful striker was involved in the eye-catching runs to both the Premier League International Cup and Premier League Cup semi-finals last season.
Ashley-Seal is yet to make his first team breakthrough at Carrow Road but Leicester is reportedly keen to sign what the Mail report is ‘one of the best emerging young forward talents in the country.’