Nigerian defender Daniel Obi has reportedly signed a two-year scholarship with Leicester City, All Nigeria Soccer report.

It is claimed that Obi, who has been training with the Foxes’ youth side since last November, has signed a two-year deal, with Leicester set to announce their new scholars in the coming weeks.

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A number of Championship sides were looking to prize the youngster away from the King Power Stadium before he put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Leicester.

Leeds United, Derby County and Birmingham City are the three names reported that were keen on the centre-back, however, it is unclear as to whether or not the Championship trio offered the youngster official terms.

Obi will now continue his work in the Leicester academy and will be looking to impress Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers, who could well decide to give a number of the first-year scholars some first-team game time in Leicester’s domestic cup fixtures next season.

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