Five facts about Leicester City's potential January signing David Accam

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Leicester City are being linked with a move to sign Helsingborg forward David Accam, but what do Foxes fans need to know about him?

Leicester City have made an impressive start to their return to the Premier League, with five points from their four opening games - including two points against Everton and Arsenal and an away win at Stoke City. It's been ten years since the Foxes have been in the top flight but finally they have something to shout about again, as manager Nigel Pearson has guided the club back to the big time.

Pearson strengthened his squad this summer by signing the likes of Ben Hamer, Danny Simpson, Matthew Upson, Marc Albrighton, Esteban Cambiasso, Nick Powell, Tom Lawrence and Leonardo Ulloa, but after missing out on a deal to sign Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick on deadline day, Pearson is still looking to strengthen his attacking options in January - leading to speculation of a move for Helsingborg forward David Accam. He may be well known in Sweden, but as an unknown player in England, here are five facts for Foxes fans about the Ghanaian.

1. At the age of 14, Accam was spotted playing football on the Ghanaian streets with his friends, and did enough to impress a scout from the 'Right To Dream Academy' in Ghana, where he spent four years.

2. Should Accam move to the King Power Stadium, it wouldn't be his first spell in England. In 2008, he received a three-year scholarship at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire. Whilst there, Accam played for Ledbury Town, Evesham United and the Forest Green Rovers reserve team as he looked to make an impact in the English lower leagues.

3. Since then, Accam has been playing in Sweden. Firstly with Ostersunds under English boss Graham Potter, where he scored nine goals in 14 games, and then that form earned him a move to Helsingborg, one of the top clubs in Sweden, who paid £170,000 to land him in August 2012.

4. Accam's incredible record in Sweden earned him a call-up to the preliminary Ghana squad for this summer's World Cup, but when manager Kwesi Appiah had to make three cuts, Accam was one of them - as was Leicester utility man Jeffrey Schlupp.

5. This season, Accam is the joint top goalscorer in the Allsvenskan - Sweden's top division - having hit a staggering 14 goals in just 19 games, and Leicester are reportedly vying with Norwich City and Brighton for his signature ahead of the January transfer window.

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