Matthew Upson: 'Leicester City too good to turn down'

Brighton's Matthew Upson and QPR's Charlie Austin battle for the ball during their Championship match on September 18, 2013
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New Leicester City defender Matthew Upson admits that joining the Foxes to play in the Premier League was a chance he couldn't pass up.

New Leicester City defender Matthew Upson has revealed that the opportunity to join the club in the Premier League was too good to turn down.

The 35-year-old signed a one-year deal with Nigel Pearson's side following their promotion to the top flight, rejecting a new deal with Brighton & Hove Albion after just one season with the club.

Upson told the club's official website: "I obviously played against Leicester last season and I liked the way they played and the intensity that they had.

"It's an opportunity to play in the Premier League again, which I have been striving to do since I've been in the Championship.

"I enjoyed last season and had a great time at Brighton, but it's too good an opportunity to turn down."

Upson won the Player of the Year award for the Seagulls last season.

Brighton's Matthew Upson and QPR's Charlie Austin battle for the ball during their Championship match on September 18, 2013
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