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Leicester swoop for released Man Utd midfielder Jack Barmby

Leicester City have swooped for Manchester United midfielder Jack Barmby.

Barmby joins Leicester after being released by United and the Foxes coaching staff will be hoping he can follow in the footsteps of Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison, Zeki Fryers and Mats Daehli in leaving Old Trafford with egg on its face.

Former England central defender Matthew Upson also joins Leicester on a free, along with Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton.

Albrighton said: "I've spoken to the manager and I know he has big plans, so I just can't wait to get started and be involved. Before I joined I spoke to a few people and nobody had a bad word to say about the manager or the club, so I'm delighted to have everything agreed for the new season.

"I've watched some of Leicester's games over the last season and the lads have really played some great football. It's incredible what they have achieved, and they've deserved every bit of their success.

"Now I'm looking forward to getting involved myself. I'm a direct player who is very positive with the ball and who likes to cross. All strikers say they like crosses in the box, and they can guarantee that I'll be doing that for them."

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