Matthew Upson joins Leicester City on one-year deal

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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Leicester City announce that Matthew Upson has joined the club on a one-year deal after rejecting a new agreement at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Leicester City have announced the capture of defender Matthew Upson on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Foxes after opting to leave Brighton & Hove Albion one month before his contract expires.

The defender, who was offered a new contract at Championship side Brighton, will join Leicester following spells at numerous clubs, including Arsenal, West Ham United and Stoke City.

Upson, who has 22 England caps to his name, will return to the Premier League with the Foxes next season.

Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak instructs his team during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford at Amex Stadium on October 28, 2013
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