After reporting this morning that Leicester City were close to finalising a deal for midfielder Neil Danns, the former Crystal Palace player has already put pen to paper to sign a three deal with the East Midlands club. The 28 year old passed a medical earlier this morning to become Leicester City’s second signing of the summer, Danns played over 100 times for Crystal Palace over a four year span which saw the talented midfielder put in some very good performances. It is also understood that Danns rejected a move to SPL Champions Rangers, to join up with Sven Goran Eriksson’s Leicester City side. Andrew Neville the new Leicester City sports director had this to say on the signing of Danns, “Neil is a player that has drawn a lot of interest due to his performances in recent seasons so we are delighted that he has chosen Leicester City for the next stage of his career”.
This afternoon Leicester City has eventually completed the signing of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. In the past week Schmeichel wrote a statement on social networking site Twitter, stating that he didn’t have a clue that Leeds United had accepted a bid from Leicester City for his services, he was also extremely disappointed with Leeds United’s actions. After days of confusion Leicester City can now confirm that Kasper Schmeichel is a Foxes player, son of the legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, Kasper has passed his medical this afternoon and will join the Foxes for a fee of £1 million. The Danish shot stopper played over 30 times for Leeds United since the year 2010, but with a year left on his contract he has headed for pastures new, as he will begin to write his next chapter of his career with Sven Goran Eriksson’s Leicester City.
After a busy day of transfers involving the Foxes, I’m sure that many more new faces will be heading through the Walkers Stadium doors in the next couple of weeks. Tsepo Masilela, Craig Mackail-Smith, Sean St Ledger and David Nugent could all complete their rumoured moves in the next couple of days.
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