associate sponsors

Llyod
HDFC

Premier League: Leicester City sign Porto defender Ricardo Pereira for reported £22.5 million in five-year deal

Porto: Premier League side Leicester City have signed Portugal defender Ricardo Pereira from Porto for a fee that could rise to 25 million euros ($29.5 million), the Portuguese champions announced on Saturday.

Leicester City sign Ricardo Pereira from FC Porto. Twitter: @LCFC

Leicester City sign Ricardo Pereira from FC Porto. Twitter: @LCFC

The 24-year-old was named in Fernando Santos' Portugal World Cup squad on Thursday after helping his club win the league title in his first season since returning from a two-year loan spell at French club Nice.

"Our champion Ricardo is going to Leicester City FC, best wishes," Porto said on Twitter.

Ricardo, speaking to LCFC TV, said: "I feel very happy to be here and I can’t wait to do my best to help the team. The atmosphere, the fans and the football of the Premier League makes it the best in the world.

"I am here to support the team and to help the club to achieve its goals," he added.

Leicester manager Claude Puel welcomed the Midlands club's new signing by saying: "I'm delighted to have a player of Ricardo's quality on board for next season, I remember him well from my time at Nice."

Leicester finished ninth in the Premier League last season.

Earlier, in a statement posted on the website of the Portuguese stock exchange authorities, Porto said a 20-million-euro fee with possible bonuses had been agreed.


Updated Date: May 20, 2018 16:47 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See