Leicester forward Gordon set for Walsall move

Josh Gordon of Leicester City in action with Adama Soumaoro of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in Lille,...

HITC Sport understands Leicester City forward Josh Gordon is set to join Walsall.

Josh Gordon of Leicester City in action with Adama Soumaoro of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in Lille,...

Leicester City are set to allow striker Josh Gordon to sign for League One Walsall, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Gordon is well down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium and Leicester are ready to let him move on.

 

The 23-year-old joined Leicester from Northern Premier League Premier Division side Stafford Rangers in April 2017, after impressing on trial at the King Power Stadium.

Gordon was a regular for Leicester's Under-23 side last season, scoring six goals in 27 games in Premier League 2, but he has yet to break into Claude Puel's first-team plans.

Josh Gordon and Josh Eppiah of Leicester City in action with Isaiah Bazeley Graham of Aston Villa during the Premier League Cup Semi Final tie between Leicester City and Aston Villa at...

Leicester were hoping Gordon could follow the path of Jamie Vardy, who worked his way up from non-league football to starring in the Premier League with the Foxes.

Walsall are in the market for striking reinforcements after selling Amadou Bakayoko to League One rivals Coventry City earlier this week.

Saddlers boss Dean Keates believes Gordon can prove a valuable addition to his side, in that he can play anywhere across the front line.

Josh Gordon of Leicester City during the Premier League 2 match between Leicester City and Derby County at King Power Stadium, on April 23, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom

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