Leicester set to move for former Arsenal target - report

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Leicester City are set to make a move for highly-rated Helsingborg striker David Accam.

The Ghanian forward has scored 23 goals in 54 games since moving to Sweden, with 17 of those coming in just 22 games this season.

Despite a number of call-ups to the full Ghana side, he has yet to make an appearance for his nation, although that has not prevented a number of Europe’s top sides from tracking the 23-year-old.

Arsenal are one of the clubs who have reportedly cast an eye over the striker, with a move to England rumoured last year, although he wanted to remain with Helsingborg to continue his progress for the duration of last season.

His agent revealed in 2013: "Some big clubs have seen David this season, among them are clubs like Arsenal and (Borussia) Dortmund.

"There are also other clubs from England, Germany, Holland and Russia, but there has not been any contact with these clubs."

However, interest from England has once again grown in Accam, with Leicester City the latest club looking to sign the forward.

According to a report on ghanasoccernet, the Foxes are looking to bring the striker to the Premier League in January, for a fee reported to be over four times the amount Helsingborg signed him for.

Accam started his career with the Ghana-based Right to Dream Academy, before moving to England to play for Ledbury Town and Evesham United whilst on a student visa. Due to his student status, he was unable to feature at a higher level of the English football pyramid, although the experience was enough to allow him a place in the Nike Football Academy for the 2011/12 season.

Having spent time with the academy, he completed a switch to Swedish third division side Ostersund in March 2012, scoring nine goals in 14 games before agreeing a third tier record transfer to Helsingborg.

If a move to the Premier League does materialise in the coming months, it will have been an impressive rise for the youngster, with his reputation already growing in European football.

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