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Leicester City confirm Filip Benkovic capture

Leicester confirm Filip Benkovic capture
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Leicester City confirm the signing of defender Filip Benkovic.

Leicester City have confirmed the signing of defender Filip Benkovic.

The 21-year-old has joined the East Midlands club on a five-year contract from Dinamo Zagreb.

Speaking to LCFC TV, the Croatian Under-21 international said that he is "very happy" to have joined Claude Puel's side.

"I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody," the centre-back said. "Hopefully we'll have a very good result this season. The ambitions of Leicester City are so big. I like the Club very much and I think it's a very good step for me to the next level. I'm very happy to be here."

Puel added: "Filip is an exciting young player who has the potential to develop even more at Leicester City Football Club. He has made a big contribution to Dinamo Zagreb over the last three years and has also benefitted from experiencing European football.

"I know he will give us some great options and competition in the squad and I'm delighted to have him here."

Benkovic could play a part in Leicester's opening game of the season against Manchester United on Friday evening.

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