Youth right-back Vontae Daley-Campbell is set to sign for Leicester City, after running down his contract with Arsenal.

Norway v England - UEFA European Under-17 Championship: Quarter Final
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Vontae Daley-Campbell of England during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship Between Norway and England at Pirelli Stadium on May 13, 2018, in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Leicester Mercury report that Leicester City are set to make Daley-Campbell their second academy signing of the summer after he failed to agree terms on a professional contract with Arsenal.

The young right-back was on a scholarship deal with the Gunners last season, and he had a professional contract offer on the table, but he decided to run it down and leave instead. The 18-year-old confirmed his departure earlier this month.

It looks a bit of a strange move right now. There’s little chance Daley-Campbell will break into the first team at Leicester immediately, with Ricardo Pereira ahead of him and new signing James Justin also playing the position.

If Daley-Campbell wanted u23 football, he could’ve had it at Arsenal given Jordi Osei-Tutu’s loan departure. Perhaps he just wanted a change of scenery, or he thinks he’ll have a better chance of playing for Leicester’s first team in the long term.

Daley-Campbell also reportedly turned down RB Leipzig for Leicester. Hopefully, the move works out for the youngster, and you’d think if he’s turned down interest from high-profile clubs like Leipzig he must know there’s a plan in place for him.

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