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#60: Fatawu Issahaku (Leicester)

2024/04/10 19:20
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Barring any financial issues that Leicester City suffer, Fatawu Issahaku is likely to stay with the Foxes next season whether that's in the Championship or, more likely, the Premier League.

It would be a superb signing for Enzo Maresca's side as the 20-year-old has been a key part of Leicester's attack this season, despite some observers labelling him a 'raw' talent that is yet to fulfil his full potential – imagine how scary he would be if he did!

While Issahaku has just three league goals for the season (with one more in the FA Cup – a beauty against Bournemouth) he has provided 10 assists to his teammates with only five Championship players having set up more goals so far this season.

The Ghanaian international is averaging 0.37 assists per 90, which only three players can best: Morgan Rogers (0.41), Georginio Rutter, and Leif Davis (both 0.42 respectively).

But if you look wider at other attacking Championship stats, you see Fatawu's name pop up frequently: seventh in goal-creating actions (17), fourth for passes into the penalty area (68), fifth for crosses into the penalty area (21), fourth for successful take-ons (78), and third for progressive passes received (344).

For a player who arrived at Leicester as a teenager, it has been a remarkable season - and the exciting youngster only promises to get better.


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2024-04-10 20h04m by lhalliday_bart
As a football fan, I am so excited for the next batch of standouts in the 'Playmaker 72'! It's always a tough decision to rank players from different divisions, but I can't wait to see who makes the cut.
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