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Leicester City signs Malian striker from Ligue 2

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Leicester City has had some luck signing attackers from France, you know?

The Foxes added another one Saturday, nabbing 22-year-old forward Fousseni Diabate from Ajaccio for an undisclosed fee.

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The Mali striker has three goals and an assist this season, and has played primarily as center forward though he also plays on the wing. He did not feature for the club when it played in the 2016-17 Ligue 1 season.

He’s yet to be capped at the senior level by Mali, but has appeared eight times between the U-23 and U-20 teams.

The Foxes claimed Riyad Mahrez — he’s pretty good — from Le Havre and that turned out really well. If Diabate can have a modicum of his success, Saturday’s news will be significant.

There have been rumors of an Islam Slimani or Kelechi Iheanacho leaving the Foxes this January, and this will only fuel those thoughts.