Latest Leicester City transfer information from LeicestershireLive as the club announce the signing of free agent goalkeeper Alex Smithies Leicester City have verified the signing of goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
The 32 year-old has signed a two-year deal at the King Power Stadium and arrives on a free transfer having left Cardiff City over the summer. He joins Leicester after a quick spell on trial with Premier League competitors AFC Bournemouth.
Smithies, who has additionally played for Huddersfield Town and Queens Park Rangers, arrives at Leicester as a third-choice goalkeeper behind Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen. He has by no means played in the Premier League however has made over 460 senior profession appearances – most of them in the Championship.
He is Leicester’s first senior signing of the summer, with a gap opening up in the squad following Kasper Schmeichel’s departure to Ligue 1 facet OGC Nice on a three-year deal. Danny Ward has stepped up to take the variety one shirt, with Daniel Iversen a succesful deputy.Smithies’ arrival will allow young goalkeeper Jakub Stolarczyk to depart on loan, with League One club formerly linked with signing the the 21-year-old Poland youth international. While Smithies is the first senior signing this summer, the club have snapped up former Aston Villa defender Paul Appiah for the under-21 side.
Credit: Leicester News