Anthony Knockaert completes Leicester move

Anthony Knockaert

Leicester City have completed the signing of winger Anthony Knockaert from French side Guingamp.

The 20-year-old, who has also been linked with a move to Premier League side Newcastle United,external-link has agreed terms and has signed a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Foxes manager Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Leicester: "He has an awful lot of quality and enthusiasm.

"I am looking forward to him being a big part of our season."

Knockaert, who featured in Saturday's behind-closed-doors match against Lincoln City, becomes City's sixth summer signing.

Pearson added: "We have watched him on several occasions over a sustained period and he has all of the attributes to be successful in the Championship.

"He gives us a number of options going forward as he can play on either flank and I'm sure he'll be a player with the ability to excite supporters."

The Foxes have already signed Manchester United pair Ritchie De Laet and Matty James as well as Jamie Vardy, Marko Futacs and Zak Whitbread.

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