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Leicester sign ex-Man City midfielder Fernandes from Saint-Etienne

Leicester City have made another summer signing with news that Gelson Fernandes has joined the club from Saint-Etienne.

The 24-year old Swiss international has joined the Foxes on a season-long loan, reuniting with manager Sven-Goran Eriksson who he worked with at Manchester City.

Eriksson today confirmed the capture of Fernandes, who he describes as a versatile midfielder.

"Gelson is a hugely experienced footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at King Power Stadium," he told the club's official website.

"He is an all-round midfielder, who can sit and protect the defence, but he is also a box-to-box player.

"Gelson played for me at Manchester City and has also played in Serie A and Ligue 1 in France.

"He has great energy and determination, qualities which will help us this season."

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