Ryan Bertrand: Former England defender agrees deal with Leicester City

Bertrand signs two-year deal with an option for a third after leaving Southampton when his contract expired at the end of June; Bertrand worked with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers in his Chelsea days and is set to become second Leicester signing this summer

Ryan Bertrand is set to join Leicester on a free transfer (Getty)
Image: Ryan Bertrand is set to join Leicester on a free transfer

Ryan Bertrand has agreed a deal to join Leicester City.

The 31-year-old former England international has signed a two-year deal, with an option for a third, having become a free agent at the end of June after seven years at Southampton.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates winning the Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday May 15, 2021.
Image: Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers knows Ryan Bertrand well

The move will reunite Bertrand with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, who was the Chelsea youth coach as Bertrand came through the club's academy.

Leicester left-back James Justin has been sidelined by a knee injury so Bertrand may be set to compete with Luke Thomas for a starting role at the beginning of the new season.

The defender is set to become Leicester's second new signing of the summer - the Foxes having already signed Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg.

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