Transfers

Leicester seal deal for first summer signing

The Foxes have moved to secure fresh blood between the sticks


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Premier League outfit Leicester City are on the verge of closing a deal for the club’s first signing of the summer, according to reports.

The player primed to take his talents to the King Power Stadium? Alex Smithies.

Securing reinforcements between the posts has of course emerged as something of a priority at Leicester over the last couple of weeks.

This comes after long-time no.1 Kasper Schmeichel sealed a surprise exit, linking up with Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice for a cut-price fee.

With Danny Ward having stepped into first-choice duties for the Foxes’ Premier League opener versus Brentford last weekend, Smithies, in turn, was sought out as a potential target.

The 32-year-old is currently available as a free agent, on the back of the expiration of his contract with Cardiff City.

And, as per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Smithies, on Thursday evening, can be all but considered a Leicester City player.

The goalkeeper, it is understood, has already put pen to paper on a deal at the King Power through the summer of 2024.

An official statement, in turn, is expected at any moment.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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