Kee chase on
A number of League One and Two clubs are chasing Leicester City's promising young striker Billy Kee.
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 08/05/09 10:36am
A number of League One and Two clubs are chasing Leicester City's promising young striker Billy Kee, skysports.com understands.
Kee, who has scored an incredible 44 goals in 42 games for Leicester's successful Academy team over the past two seasons, has rejected the club's offer for professional terms.
Kee, the Northern Ireland under 19 captain, has attracted interest from clubs including Exeter, Wycombe, Bradford, Millwall and Bournemouth after his goalscoring exploits.
"I am gutted about having to leave my hometown club" said Kee.
"But I need to play first team football and I think that being a local lad coming through the academy doesn't help you sometimes."
Kee's agent, Dean Sheehan of the Endgame Group, told skysports.com: "I have spoken to Billy and his family at length and this is their decision. Billy is incredibly focussed and an extremely talented young striker.
"Although he is young, he will do an excellent job next season as he already has the physical attributes that a lot of young players lack at his age. His goal scoring record at Leicester is unbelievable.
"There are a number of clubs interested in him but money is tight at the moment and compensation needs to be affordable."