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Champions Leicester complete Zieler signing

3 Jun 2016

Hannover goalkeeper from Germany's World Cup-winning squad returns to England

Premier League champions Leicester City have made their first signing of the summer in goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96.

The 27-year-old, who was part of Germany's squad who won the FIFA World Cup in 2014, has moved from the Bundesliga for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.

"It feels great coming to Leicester and joining the club after they’ve had such a great season," he told "The Bundesliga is a very physical league and the Premier League is probably the best league in the world, so for any player it’s a great opportunity to come to the Premier League."

Zieler has been a key part of the Hannover side since joining in 2010 and has been an ever-present in their last five Bundesliga campaigns, making 185 league appearances.

He joined Manchester United's academy in 2005, playing alongside current Leicester players Danny Drinkwater and Danny Simpson.

Zieler did not appear for the Man Utd first team but played two matches for Northampton Town during a loan spell in 2008/09.

He is the 10th signing made this summer by Premier League clubs. You can see the full list by here.

Zieler's influence
Ron-Robert Zieler saved the most big chances of all Bundesliga keepers in 2015/16 (35).

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