Saturday, 29 January 2011

Foxes eye Ricardo deal

Ricardo: Saved Vassell's penalty in '04
Leicester are set to continue their unbelievable run of recent signings having handed a trial to former Portuguese international goalkeeper Ricardo.

Ricardo knocked England out of Euro 2004 when he saved Darius Vassell's penalty in the shoot-out and went on to save three penalties two years later as he denied England's progression in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He has been with the Foxes squad at their Belvoir Drive training ground this week and manager Sven Goran Eriksson - England coach during those tournaments - is keen to see the 34 year-old join his Foxes renaissance. Portuguese football news site Portugoal.com has rumoured that Ricardo has already been offered a verbal agreement with view to a signed deal being done within days.

Meanwhile, Leicester have also been linked with a loan move for Shay Given who has told the Daily Mail that he wants out of Eastlands. The Manchester City shot-stopper has fallen out of favour with Roberto Mancini after Joe Hart's rich vein of form and is looking for a loan move to the Championship in order to continue playing first-team football.
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