Leicester City sign former West Brom striker Jake Wakeling

Leicester City have signed former West Bromwich Albion forward Jake Wakeling. 

The 19-year-old has joined the club from non-league side Alvechurch after a successful trial period which saw him score two goals in two games. 

Wakeling continued his fine form after signing his contract with a goal in a 5-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on November 30. 

The young forward joined Alvechurch last summer after being released by West Bromwich Albion and he quickly became a fan favourite at the West Midlands non-league outfit. 

Leicester are understood to have offered an undisclosed compensation fee to Alvechurch despite being under no obligation to do so. Alvechurch are said to be “extremely grateful” for the gesture. 

Wakeling wrote on Twitter: “Proud to have signed my first professional contract with @LCFC. Looking forward to the next chapter.” 

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