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Ex-Southampton Defender Joins Leicester City on Free Transfer

by Zablon Ondari
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Leicester City has completed the signing of former Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Foxes, which will keep him at King Power Stadium until 2023.

He joins the Foxes after seven seasons with Southampton, where he made 240 appearances in all competitions.

Speaking to LCFC.com, he said: “I’m really happy to be here; joining Leicester really complimented my inner ambitions and what I still want to achieve in my career.

“Leicester have built something amazing over the years, especially since Brendan Rodgers has come in. It’s fantastic to be a part of this fantastic club and I’m going to give my all to try and do the fans proud.”

Bertrand becomes the Foxes’ third signing after the arrival of Zambian striker Patson Daka and French defensive midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

An England international with 19 caps, Bertrand began his career with Chelsea, where he won the Uefa Champions League, Uefa Europa League, and Emirates FA Cup.

Since the start of his career, he has played 258 English Premier League games. He has scored seven goals and provided 19 assists.

Leicester City missed out on Champions League qualification last season after finishing fifth in the English Premier League.

The FA Cup winners begin their 2021/22 campaign with a Community Shield match against league champions Manchester City on 7th August before hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers on the first day of the Premier League season.

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