Reports this afternoon have stated that Leicester City have had a bid accepted in the region of £3 million for Peterborough United striker Craig Mackail-Smith. Reports also understand that two other clubs along with Leicester City have also had a bid accepted. The odds however on Craig Mackail-Smith’s next club have been shortened in favour of the Foxes, meaning that Sven Goran Eriksson’s side are now the favourites to sign the 27 year old striker.
Mackail-Smith has been linked with a move away from London Road ever since the side were promoted back to the Championship a few months ago, Leicester were said to be interested in Mackail-Smith a couple of seasons ago but nothing had materialized; however it now looks certain that the Peterborough front man will be heading for pastures new in the next couple of weeks, his new destination though isn’t 100% clear.
Leicester City will just have to be patient on a decision from Craig Mackail-Smith, as Premier League sides such as Wigan Athletic are also rumoured to be interested in the striker. The 27 year old secured many accolades last season as he finished as the most prolific striker in England with a tally of 35 goals, aswell as claiming the League One player of the year for season 2010/2011, his form has sparked much interest for many months now but a move looks set to emerge in the next couple of weeks, with the Foxes currently the firm favourites to secure his signature.
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