Wednesday 28 September 2016

Leicester snap up Fuchs

Published 03/06/2015 | 17:36

Leicester's Christian Fuchs, left, battles the Republic of Ireland's Robbie Keane in one of his 66 appearances for Austria.
Leicester's Christian Fuchs, left, battles the Republic of Ireland's Robbie Keane in one of his 66 appearances for Austria.

Leicester have signed Austria defender Christian Fuchs on a free transfer after his exit from Schalke.

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The 29-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium and becomes the Foxes' first signing of the summer.

"I'm happy that I've signed for Leicester City," he said.

"It was always a goal for me to play in the Premier League, and I'm happy that this dream has come true.

"Everybody watches the Premier League. I think it's the best league in the world. Leicester City is a new experience and new challenge for me."

Fuchs has been capped 66 times by his country and made 99 league appearances for Schalke before moving to England.

He made 35 appearances last season, including in the Champions League, and scored three times, one a stunning strike in Schalke's 4-3 win over Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.

Fuchs was also linked with a move to Swansea earlier this year but joins the Foxes after their dramatic escape from Barclays Premier League relegation at the end of the season.

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