Leicester City can confirm tonight that they have secured yet another signing, this time striker David Nugent joins the Foxes on a free transfer. Deciding against a new contract at Portsmouth, Nugent left Fratton Park at the end of last season and after much speculation involving a move to Leicester, Nugent has eventually put pen to paper on a three year deal.
After yesterday’s signing of central defender Sean St Ledger, the 26 year old striker is now Sven Goran Eriksson’s fifth signing of the summer. With St Ledger and Nugent being added to the squad, the former England manager has also signed Lee Peltier, Neil Danns and Kasper Schmeichel.
Nugent scored 14 goals for Portsmouth last season, with one of the goals coming against Leicester City at the now newly named King Power Stadium; also Nugent has been capped by the England senior side where he has made one appearance, and scoring one goal against Andorra.
Manager Sven Goran Eriksson stated the following on the signing of Nugent, “He is a high calibre footballer and has played in the Premier League and at under 21 and international level for his country. David is hard-working and will score goals for us, whilst creating opportunities for others. We are very pleased to have him on board as we continue to assemble a squad fit enough to challenge for promotion.”
Leicester City can now confirm their first forward signing of the summer, with Eriksson looking to buy in that area, Nugent will not be the only striker signing for the Foxes in this transfer window. Nicky Maynard and Billy Sharp are understood to be on Leicester City’s radar, while a deal for Reading defender Matt Mills could well be completed in the next couple of days, if the Foxes are able to fend off interest from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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