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Leicester City snap up De Cordova-Reid on free transfer

The 31-year-old has plenty of top-flight experience following spells with Cardiff City and Fulham

Leicester City

Leicester City have signed winger Bobby De Cordova-Reid from Fulham on a three-year deal.

The 31-year-old moves to the King Power Stadium on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract.

De Cordova-Reid will bring valuable experience to the newly promoted Foxes, having made 129 top-flight appearances across spells with Fulham and Cardiff City, and becomes new manager Steve Cooper’s first summer signing.

De Cordova-Reid told the club’s official website: “Turning up here was a special moment, looking around and seeing the infrastructure. It’s got that wow factor. It feels nice. I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get going.

“I had a good chat with the manager, he told me the vision of the club. I spoke to him a few times and he was very clear in what he wanted and what he saw in me. He believes in me and it’s a perfect fit for me.”

De Cordova-Reid won’t be present when pre-season training gets underway on Monday as he has been representing Jamaica at the Copa America and has been afforded some time off.

When he does link up with Leicester, it is likely there will be some further squad additions with the club reportedly close to signing Chelsea midfielder Michael Golding, Atalanta centre-half Caleb Okoli as well as making Abdul Fatawu’s loan deal permanent.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.