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8 Unknown Facts About Leicester’s latest signing Robert Zieler

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Premier League Champions Leicester City have officially announced the signing of Hannover goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler on a four year contract, which will see him at the club till June 2020.

Zieler was a part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad two years ago in Brazil. He joined the Bundesliga side – Hannover in 2010.

In an interview to the club’s website 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.”

Recent rumours suggest that the champion side are all set to sign a new 5-year-contract with 29-year-old goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. With the champions league campaign ahead Leicester City are looking to revamp the squad are expected to busy this transfer window.

Leicester City were dependent mostly on home-grown players for their incredible title winning campaign last season but with a spot in the European competition, the club now is in search of reinforcements in this summer transfer window.

“We are watching. Of course, we want to build a very good team. First of all we want to keep our stars, our group, because it’s a fantastic group. It will be important to find the right players with the right mentality and intelligence, and fighters,” siad Ranieri while commenting on the transfer market.

8 Unknown Facts About Leicester’s Latest Signing Ron-Robert Zieler

  • Zieler was a part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad two years ago in Brazil.
  • He is second player in the club history after goalkeeper Gordon Banks to have won a World Cup.
  • Zieler made six appearances for Germany – against Ukraine, Argentina, Poland, Spain, Australia and the United States.
  • Zieler featured in the German playing 11 that won the UEFA European Under-19 Championships in 2008.
  • The stopper played neck to neck against both Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki in Bundesliga.
  • As a youngster at Manchester United he also played alongside Leicester City’s Ritchie De Laet, Matty James, Danny Drinkwater and Danny Simpson.
  • Zeiler was loaned to Northampton Town (League 1) in the year 2008/2009, the year in which Leicester City won the league.
  • He is the third German in the club’s history after Stefan Freund and Robert Huth.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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