Leicester City signs centre-back Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb


Leicester City have signed centre-back Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb on a five-year contract.

The 21-year-old Croatia youth international has arrived at King Power Stadium for a reported fee of £13million after impressing in Dinamo’s title-winning season in 2017-18.

The 6ft 4in defender scored four goals in 25 league appearances for Dinamo last season and brings Champions League and Europa League experience to Claude Puel’s squad.

“I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody,” Benkovic told the club’s official website.

“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.”


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