Leicester City complete Jakupovic signing

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New Leicester City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic (Photo Credit: Leicester City/Twitter.)

Leicester have completed the signing of goalkeeper, Eldin Jakupovic, from Hull City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Jakupovic left Hull’s pre-season training camp in Portugal at the weekend to finalise the move, with the remaining paperwork completed today, according to Skysports.

The 32 year-old had been the Tigers’ longest-serving player after joining the club in the summer of 2012, following a successful trial at the end of the 2011/12 season.

“I’m very happy and excited that the deal is finally done. I’m very excited to be a part of something special here and I can’t wait for the first game,” Jakupovic told LCFC TV.

After completing the move, Jakupovic says he was aware of the battle ahead and is ready to fight for a place in the team with club number one, Kasper Schmeichel.

“I knew from the beginning that it will be difficult for myself because Kasper [Schmeichel] is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.

“I’m going to fight and I’m here to push. A healthy competition is always good and that’s only a positive thing. For sure, I’ll wait for my chance but I am here and I’m very excited,” he added.

Jakupovic becomes the Foxes third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of Hull team mate, Harry Maguire, and Vicente Iborra from Sevilla.

The former Grasshopper of Zurich star is now expected to now link up with his new team mates in their preseason tour of Hong Kong. Jakupovic made 55 appearances for the Hull City.

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