Leicester City Complete Benkovic Transfer From Dinamo Zagreb

Former Premier League champions Leicester City have signed Croatian defender Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb.

Benkovic, 21, joins the Foxes from the Croatian side after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract in a deal worth £13m.

The Croatia U-21 player becomes the club’s sixth signing of the summer after right-back Ricardo Pereira, centre-back Jonny Evans, midfielder James Maddison, goalkeeper Danny Ward and winger Rachid Ghezzal.

On the move to Leicester, Benkovic said: “The ambitions of Leicester City are so big.”

“I think it’s a very good step for me to go to the next level. I’m very happy to be here.” He added.

Speaking further, he said: “I will give all my heart to this club, the fans, to everybody.”

On the club’s new acquisition, manager Claude Puel said: “Filip is an exciting young player who has the potential to develop even more at Leicester.”

“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.” He concluded.