Monday, 27 June 2011

Schmeichel pens 3-year deal

Leicester City have agreed terms with Kasper Schmeichel in a three-year deal believed to worth far in excess of a million pounds.

Schmeichel makes his move amid some controversy. A bid for the 24-year-old goalkeeper was accepted by Leeds United last week but a tweet posted on the Dane's account appeared to scupper any deal. Yesterday, Schmeichel revealed in a video that his account was hacked and that he was open to a move, before a press unveiling at the Walkers Stadium confirmed his signing for the Foxes this afternoon.

Undisclosed: Fee for Kasper Schmeichel is at least £1 million

Schmeichel will be linking-up once more with Sven Goran Eriksson, under whom he has played at both Manchester City and Notts County, with the Swede keen to see the son of former Manchester United keeper Peter flourish under his tutelage.

"Sven knows Kasper extremely well," said Leicester City's Football Director Andrew Neville, "He regards him very highly so we are delighted to have brought him to the Club. He has already made a big impression both domestically and internationally and is another player at a good age for our long-term objectives."

The Dane is indeed likely to have an impact on the Foxes' first team, his signature sure to be at a cost to current number one Chris Weale, who is now likely to see his options in the East Midlands become limited after some shaky performances towards the end of the season.
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