Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Leicester Land Villa's Albrighton

Leicester Land Villa's Albrighton

Manager Nigel Pearson has signed somebody else today, this time Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton.

Following on from the earlier signing of former England defender Matthew Upson, Leicester have added further Premier League experience to our ranks by signing 24 year old wide midfielder Albrighton.

He will join us officially on July 1st following the expiry of his contract at our fellow Midland club, and he has put pen to paper on a four year deal.

Speaking to lcfc.com after the deal was announced, Albrighton said.

'It was a great 16 years for me at Villa and I had some really wonderful times there that will stay with me forever. I'm coming away now with my head held high and really looking forward to this fresh challenge with Leicester, I can't wait to get going.'

Albrighton goes on to say that having spoken to our manager he knows he 'has big plans' for the club, and whilst survival next season is really our only aim and it's sensible to hold that, the player doesn't believe for a second that will be our only aim for long.

'I've watched some of Leicester's games over the last season and the lads have really played some great football. It's incredible what they have achieved, and they've deserved every bit of their success. Now I'm looking forward to getting involved. I'm a direct players who is very positive with the ball and who likes to cross. All strikers say they like crosses in the box, and they can guarantee that I'll be doing that for them.'

Albrighton came through Villa's youth ranks and made 101 appearances for them, with 86 of those coming in the Premier League. Last season he also had a four game loan with Wigan Athletic.

Vital Leicester on: facebook

Vital Leicester on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SvensAmbition
Date:Friday May 23 2014
Time: 8:45PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Liverpool Midfielder Interests Ranieri?

It's being reported that Leicester City have joined Swansea City in the race for Liverpool's Joe Allen.

Nice Midfielder Move Nears

Leicester City's reported move for Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy has taken another step closer to happening with the player visiting the training ground for a tour.

No Second Bid For Keane Or Deeney

With media speculation stating as fact that Leicester City had gone back in with a second and improved offer for Burnley centre half Michael Keane...

Liverpool's Chilwell Interest Over?

With reports yesterday of a rejected £7million offer for young left back Ben Chilwell, it's said Liverpool will not meet Leicester's £10million valuation.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile
Foxes25
no email
Profile
Simon
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel41%
Simpson1%
Wasilewski3%
Morgan2%
Fuchs2%
Drinkwater25%
Kante6%
Mahrez6%
King2%
Gray3%
Vardy6%
Sub - Okazaki1%
Sub - Schlupp0%
Sub - Albrighton2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)