My tribe

Beckford makes Leicester move after being impressed by potential

Jermaine Beckford has revealed he has dropped down into the Championship with Leicester because of the club`s huge potential. The 27-year-old striker left Everton for a four-year contract at the King Power Stadium.

"The size of the club attracted me as well as the manager and what he wants to achieve here at Leicester and I see the club going places. We will go for the title," Beckford told the club`s official website. "It was very difficult to turn it down and it will be very exciting to work with Sven-Goran Eriksson. I can't wait to get started."

Eriksson insists Beckford`s arrival is a signal of intent and said: "The message that is loud and clear is that a Premier League footballer of Jermaine`s undoubted talent is keen to join us.

"This says a great deal about the ambition of Leicester City and the desire of everyone here to achieve success."

 The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

About the author

Dave Williams

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?