English Premiership

Villa sign De Laet from Leicester

2016-08-23 14:44
Ritchie De Laet (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Aston Villa have signed defender Ritchie De Laet from Premier League champions Leicester City on a three-year contract.

"I'm pleased to have brought Ritchie to the club," manager Roberto Di Matteo told second-tier Villa's website on Tuesday.

"He is ... a player who not only has Championship experience but has also played a part in helping a team win promotion back to the Premier League."

The 27-year-old Belgian full back, who made 129 appearances for Leicester after leaving Manchester United in 2012, moved to Middlesbrough on loan in January and helped them finish second in the Championship.

De Laet enjoyed an unprecedented double celebration in May when he picked up a Premier League winner's medal with Leicester on the same day Middlesbrough won promotion to the top flight.

Read more on:    leicester city  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.