Leicester have submitted a bid for Alvechurch striker Jacob Wakeling after he impressed during a trial following his West Brom release.
The 19-year-old was let go by the west Midlands outfit when his contract expired at the end of June.
He joined non-league outfit Alvechurch on a free transfer and made such a goalscoring impact he was invited for a trial at high-flying Leicester.
A Leicester source has told Football Insider that Wakeling has shone to such an extent during his stint that the club have offered him a contract.
They have also tabled an offer to seventh-tier Alvechurch for his services as the teenager looks to follow in the footsteps of Alan Smith.
The former England and Arsenal striker netted 84 times after being plucked from the Worcestershire side.
Leicester hero Jamie Vardy, destined to go down in the history books as the club’s greatest-ever player, has made a staggering impact after his arrival from Fleetwood Town in 2012 for a non-league record £1.7m.
Wakeling scored twice for the Foxes Under-23s as they thumped 10-man Brighton 4-0.
The forward scored the first two goals as City ran riot on the south coast, ending their four-game Premier League 2 losing streak.
This was his second appearance for Leicester’s development squad.
He was given the green light to join on on trial after netting seven goals in eight games for Alvechurch this term, including a hat-trick against Leicestershire side Barwell.