Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Foxes sign French winger Knockaert

Winger: Anthony Knockaert in EAG colours
Leicester City's move for 20-year-old French winger Anthony Knockaert has been confirmed by the club.

Knockaert played 59 games for Ligue 2 outfit En Avant de Guingamp since graduating from the academy of amateur side US Lesquin in 2009. A French under-20 international of ten caps - scoring four times for his country - Knockaert has netted 13 goals for the side from Bretagne.

Newcastle United and French title chasers Montpellier HSC had also been linked with Knockaert, who plies his trade as a left-footed winger or striker. City have beaten both the Magpies and La Paillade to the player's signature, with earlier reports in the French press supported by a leaked image of Knockaert being greeted at the King Power Stadium by Leicester City's chief scout, Steve Walsh (below) and a brief statement on EA Guingamp's club website.

Now, the Foxes' official website has published a statement revealing that Knockaert has signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium, with his Football League registration due for completion within the next twenty-four hours.

Leaked: Image showing Anthony Knockaert at the King Power Stadium
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