Leicester Swoop For Released Villa Defender

Leicester Swoop For Released Villa Defender

Leicester have confirmed the signing of highly-rated defender Mitchell Clark after his release from Aston Villa. The 20-year-old Nuneaton-born defender came through Aston Villa’s academy but only made one senior appearance before being released at the end of 2018-19.

That outing came in the EFL Cup in 2017-18 when he played the full 90 minutes in a 4-1 victory over Wigan. He spent last season on-loan with Port Vale in League Two, making 45 appearances across all competitions, but Villa opted against renewing his contract.

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Leicester have offered Clark the chance to continue his development at the King Power Stadium, handing over a three-year contract, and he will link up with the under-23 squad.

“Leicester City Football Club has completed the signing of Wales youth international defender Mitchell Clark on a three-year deal,” Leicester said in a statement. “After 12 years in the West Midlands, the exciting young defender will now continue his development as a Leicester City player.”

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