LEICESTER WIN THE RACE FOR WOOD
LEICESTER have won the race to sign New Zealand striker Chris Wood in a deal reportedly worth £1.5m
Wood has been on loan at Millwall from the Hawthorns this season and has been in red-hot form for the Lions, notching 11 goals before the weekend.
Those strikes have played a key role in helping Millwall to a 13-game unbeaten run and fine surge up the table and Lions boss Kenny Jackett was keen on keeping the 21-yearold permanently.
Huddersfield and several other clubs were interested in Wood’s signature but Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, who bemoaned his side’s lack of cutting edge following their Boxing Day defeat to Hull, tied up a deal on Friday.
Despite failing to make the grade at the Hawthorns Wood has already racked up 118 league appearances with loan spells at Brighton, Barnsley, Birmingham and Bristol City and has scored 32 goals.
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