Leicester City have signed midfielder Boubakary Soumare from Lille on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £17m.

The 22-year-old made 40 appearances for Lille last season, helping them clinch the Ligue 1 title in May.

Soumare helped France reach the quarter-finals of the European Under-21 Championship in May and said he is “proud and honoured” to join the Foxes.

“Leicester is a very ambitious club,” he said.

“When they spoke to me about their plans and what they wanted from me, I knew straight away I wanted to come.”

Soumare made 104 appearances in four seasons with Lille after joining them from Paris St-Germain, where he started his career as a youth player.


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