Premier League club Leicester City have signed central defender Harry Maguire from relegated Hull City.
The 24-year-old Englishman will thus be playing alongside Nigeria stars Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi, who both joined the 2015/2016 English champions last season.
"Leicester City are delighted to announce the signing of defender Harry Maguire from Hull City for an undisclosed fee," Leicester announced on their website , although the deal is thought to be around £17m.
"Maguire, 24, joins the Foxes on a five-year deal and will link up with his new team-mates in early July ahead of their pre-season training camp in Austria."
Maguire told LCFC TV: “It’s obviously a very exciting time for myself. Once I had my eyes on this club, I always wanted to join. Thankfully I’m here so I can’t wait to get the season started and kick on.
“There were a number of clubs interested, but when I met the manager here, he pretty much swayed it into the direction of this club. He showed me the way that the Club is going. It’s on the up and it looks very promising for the future, so credit to the gaffer.
“You can see that with the structure of the Club, it’s going to look upwards rather than down so that was a big reason why, as soon as I knew there was an interest, I wanted to jump at the opportunity.”
The Leicester website adds, while describing Maguire: "The Sheffield-born centre-back made his professional debut for Sheffield United in April 2011 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Blades across three seasons.
"Maguire then made the permanent switch to Hull City in July 2014 and played six times for the Tigers before joining Wigan Athletic on loan in February 2015.
"With Championship experience under his belt, Maguire was heavily involved for Hull during the 2015/16 season, featuring 33 times in all competitions to help his side gain promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
"The 2016/17 campaign also proved to be productive for the former England Under-21 defender, who made a total of 36 appearances, earning Hull’s fans’ and players’ player of the season titles in the process.
"The centre back will provide strong defensive competition in the City set-up, as Craig Shakespeare’s men prepare for a fourth-straight campaign in England’s top flight."Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.