May 31, 2016

    Leicester City recruits Zieler in $5m transfer


    ENGLISH champions Leicester City are set to strengthen their squad for next season by signing World Cup winner goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from relegated Hanover 96, the German club announced on Sunday.

    The 27-year-old keeper is set to travel to England on Monday to complete the medical with his transfer to cost a reported 3.5 million euros (S$5.4 million) after he activated a release clause in his Hanover contract.

    Cologne-born Zieler will be returning to England having spent two years as a trainee at Manchester United, plus a loan spell at Northampton Town.

    Zieler has made five appearances for Germany and was part of the squad which won the 2014 World Cup, but did not play a single minute in Brazil.

    He has not been selected for next month's European championships in France, but is set to challenge Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester's Number One shirt next season.