Leicester set to let striker leave after signing Manchester United youngster

Chris Wood of Leicester City

Leicester City striker Chris Wood is finally set for a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Foxes signed Tom Lawrence from Manchester United.

Leicester City ran away with the Championship crown last season, and manager Nigel Pearson has been backed in the transfer market as the Foxes return to the Premier League for the first time in ten years. Ben Hamer, Danny Simpson, Matthew Upson, Esteban Cambiasso, Marc Albrighton, Nick Powell, Leonardo Ulloa and Tom Lawrence all arrived this summer, and whilst they've yet to claim a league win so far this season, they have had a difficult start as they faced Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal though impressed in the recent 1-1 draw with the Gunners.

Deadline day saw Manchester United duo Powell and Lawrence arrive at the King Power Stadium, with Powell on loan and Lawrence signing a permanent deal. The Welsh Under-21 international had loan spells with Carlisle United and Yeovil Town last season, and whilst the 20-year-old isn't expected to have an instant impact for Leicester, his arrival has already forced one player to head for the exit.

New Zealand international Chris Wood joined the Foxes for £1m in 2013 having failed to become a first team regular at West Bromwich Albion. The 22-year-old had successful loan spells with Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol City and Millwall before leaving the Hawthorns permanently - but he could be heading back to the West Midlands.

With the loan window now open for Football League clubs, Wood finally looks set to join West Brom's fierce rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kenny Jackett's side tried to sign Wood in the summer after having a bid accepted, but the striker turned down a permanent switch to Molineux in order to fight for his place at Leicester.

A loan deal seems more acceptable for Wood, though it seems likely that a permanent deal would be agreed for the January transfer window. With Ulloa, David Nugent, Jamie Vardy, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and now Lawrence ahead of him in the pecking order - despite scoring on the opening day of the season against Everton - it seems that Wood has finally accepted that his Leicester career is coming to an end.

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