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​DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Dinamo Zagreb stopper Benkovic

Leicester City have signed Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old, who stands at 6ft 4ins, has signed a five-year deal with the Foxes.

"Thank you very much – the feeling is amazing to come to such a big club. It's a big honour to wear this jersey [for the] Club," Benkovic told the club's website.

"I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody. Hopefully we'll have a very good result this season.

"The ambitions of Leicester City are so big. I like the Club very much and I think it's a very good step for me to the next level. I'm very happy to be here.

"On the pitch, I do my best. I fight for the Club and that's all I can promise to do. The fans will see what I have and fully hope I will do a good job."

It remains to be seen whether Benkovic has been brought in as back-up or a replacement for Harry Maguire, who has been linked with Manchester United.

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