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DONE DEAL: Leicester snap up Solihull Moors striker Tyrese Shade

Leicester City have handed terms to Tyrese Shade.

The Foxes have signed starlet Shade on a two-year deal from Solihull Moors.

The 17-year-old forward had a trial with City last month, and Solihull have now announced that the teenager has committed his immediate future to Leicester.

After seven years with Birmingham City's academy, Shade joined the Moors in 2016 following his release at the age of 15.

Solihull head of sport Mark Fogarty said: “Leicester first watched Tyrese during the pre-season win over Walsall in July.

“During that game, he had a fantastic 25 minutes or so showing the creative ability that I first saw when he was an academy player at Birmingham City.

“I have always been excited about his potential and, as with Kieran Dawes who also came to us a year ago, I didn't feel it was the football that we as a staff had to concentrate on, it was more about the pastoral side.

“When you are at an academy you can be one of a large group of talented individuals but at any one time if you're not the elite you can feel deflated and doubt yourself.

“All we have done is given Tyrese the chance to mature, make him feel special and give him license to show his talents.

“Liam McDonald has given him the exposure of playing in the Vanarama National League which in itself takes guts and therefore the player feels confident and energised. These are the ingredients that a player needs to flourish.

“We are all extremely proud of Tyrese and will follow his progress with interest."

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