Gokhan Inler officially joins Leicester City, and takes a swipe at Serie A - 'everybody speaks about tactics'.
The Swiss midfielder was in England today to undergo his medical and sign his contract with the Foxes, and the Premier League side have now confirmed his signature.
“Leicester City have completed the signing of Switzerland captain Gokhan Inler from Italian club Napoli, subject to international clearance and receiving approval from the Premier League and the FA,” a statement on the club’s official website announced.
“The vastly experienced midfielder, 31, joins the Foxes for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three-year-contract to become the latest edition to Claudio Ranieri’s squad. Inler will wear the No.33 shirt.”
The Swiss international also spoke to the website, and admits he’s glad the transfer has finally gone through.
“I’m very happy and proud to play here because we’ve been in discussions for a long time.
“I’ve spoken with the manager and I’m very happy to be here because it’s a nice team. I’ve watched them lots of times and I like them.
“The manager was important for me, also the Director Jon Rudkin and the owners. For me the whole package was very positive because they wanted me and now I’ll give everything.
“For me it was not so easy because I had many, many teams [chasing me] but in the end I decided with my heart and I came Leicester City.
“I hope I can give my best in the team. My quality will be to provide the passes to the front and with the fast players we’ve got I think it will be a great mix.
“I think in Italy everybody speaks about the tactics. Everyday there we practice tactics, but English football is fast both physically and tactically. I’m in the best league in the world and I’m happy.”
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