Premier League: Ryan Bertrand joins Leicester City from Southampton

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Premier League: Ryan Bertrand joins Leicester City from Southampton: Leicester City have signed Ryan Bertrand on a two-year deal after the left back became a free agent following his release from Southampton, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

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Bertrand spent seven seasons with Saints, making 240 appearances for the south-coast club. The 31-year-old, a Champions League winner with Chelsea, also has 19 England caps but has not played for the Three Lions since 2017.

Premier League: Ryan Bertrand joins Leicester City from Southampton

“Leicester have built something amazing over the years, especially since Brendan Rodgers has come in,” Bertrand said in a statement. “It’s fantastic to be a part of this fantastic club and I’m going to give my all to try and do the fans proud.”

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Leicester, who won the FA Cup last season, begin their campaign with a Community Shield match against league champions Manchester City on Aug. 7 before hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers on the first day of the Premier League season a week later.