Six facts about Leicester-bound Bartosz Kapustka

Poland's Bartosz Kapustka shoots at goal

After an impressive Euro 2016 campaign, these are six facts you need to know about Leicester City's new summer signing.

A whirlwind 12 months has seen the rise of Bartosz Kapustka, from Cracovia in his native Poland to the Premier League and champions Leicester City

Poland's Bartosz Kapustka in action with Northern Ireland's Shane FergusonPoland's Bartosz Kapustka in action with Northern Ireland's Shane Ferguson

Here are six facts about Leicester City's new boy who is having a medical at the club today:

1. Made his debut for Poland national team at the age of 18
Kapustka came on as a substitute for crowd favourite Jakub Blaszczykowski.

2. He scored on that debut for the national team, netting against Gibraltar on 7th September 2015
In a Euro 2016 qualifier the then 18-year-old scored to make it 8-0 at the Stadion Narodowy in Warszawa.

3. Featured 59 times in three seasons for Polish outfit Cracovia, scoring six goals
His performances in his three seasons in Poland saw Southampton keen on his signature last term with the club sending out scouts to watch him on several occasions, as reported by Four Four Two.

4. Played his part in Poland's Euro 2016 campaign where he impressed in the opening game against Northern Ireland
In Poland's 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland the youngster was voted Man of the Match after impressing throughout, with the teenager's pace causing all sorts of problems to the Northern Ireland defence.

5. Has received interest from European giants Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan
Prior to the Pole signing for champions Leicester City his performances for club Cracovia saw him pinpointed as a potential star in the Euros, however his performances in France saw firm interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

6. Hailed as the next big thing coming out of Poland with main man Robert Lewandowski saying, quoted by Four Four Two: "We know what he’s capable of. But now the whole world knows who Kapustka is, so it will be more difficult for him from now on."
He's the rising star of Polish football and the talisman for the national team Robert Lewandowski has tipped the teenager to go from strength to strength after a promsing Euro 2016 campaign.

Ukraine's Ruslan Rotan and Poland's Bartosz Kapustka in actionPoland's Bartosz Kapustka in action

We only know very little about this young talent but after what we witnessed in France this summer, we should expect this bright prospect to flourish at The King Power.

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