Leicester City sign Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 03/06/16 12:03pm
Leicester City have signed Germany international goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96.
The 27-year-old former Manchester United trainee has signed a four-year deal to keep him at King Power Stadium until 2020.
Zieler said: "It feels great coming to Leicester and joining the club after they've had such a great season - it's really nice to be part of the club now.
"I've been shown around the training ground and it looks very good and I've been to the stadium - I heard about the great atmosphere and the great fans, so my first impression is very good."
Zieler has made more than 200 appearances for Hannover and been ever present in their past five Bundesliga campaigns and was part of the Germany squad which won the World Cup in 2014.
The Cologne-born keeper has six Germany caps to his name, having made his debut in 2011, and has also won the UEFA Euro U-19 Championship with his country.
He was part of the Manchester United academy in 2005, where he played alongside current Leicester players Danny Drinkwater, Matty James, Danny Simpson and Ritchie De Laet, but did not make a first-team appearance at Old Trafford, although he did play twice on loan for Northampton Town.
Kasper Schmeichel did not miss a Premier League appearance for Leicester in their title-winning season and signed a four-year contract in 2014.
Zieler joins a Foxes squad preparing for Champions League football after winning the championship for the first time in their 132-year history.
They finished top of the Premier League by a margin of 10 points and will embark on their maiden Champions League campaign in the 2016/17 season.