Date: 3rd June 2016 at 6:48pm
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As speculated and expected, Leicester City have today confirmed the signing of World Cup winning goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96.

The 27 year passed his medical and he has now joined on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee, which I think has been reported as a £3.5million or so release clause.

He will be walking into some friendly faces given his time with Manchester United and their development set up, as he played alongside Danny Simpson, Danny Drinkwater, Ritchie de Laet and Matty James as a youngster.

He was also part of the German side that lifted the 2014 World Cup.

Speaking to after penning his deal and being announced officially as a capture, Zieler said.

‘It feels great coming to Leicester and joining the Club after they`ve had such a great season – it`s really nice to be part of the Club now. I`ve been shown around the training ground and it looks very good and I`ve been to the stadium – I heard about the great atmosphere and the great fans, so my first impression is very good.’

With over 200 games for Hannover, and six German international caps to his name, he comes in with great experience and Europa League experience as well, as competition for Kasper Schmeichel.

He will join up with the side when they return to training in July ahead of the International Champions Cup friendlies against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic.

In a wider interview after his signing, he said it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down as he returns to England now where his career began.

‘It feels great coming back because I`ve been at Manchester United, but never made a game for the first team. It`s great to get the opportunity to hopefully play in the Premier League and play for Leicester, so I`m really looking forward to next season. The Bundesliga is a very physical league and the Premier League is probably the best league in the world, so for any player it`s a great opportunity to come to the Premier League. Of course it`s fantastic to be involved in the Champions League too, not just for me but for the whole team, the city and for the fans – it`s going to be great that Leicester is going to be playing in the Champions League.’

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