Mills clinches Leicester move
Defender arrives at King Power Stadium on four-year deal
Last Updated: July 7, 2011 9:07pm
Mills: Joins Leicester on a long-term contract after a deal was agreed with Reading
Leicester have finalised the transfer of Matt Mills from Reading to continue their summer spending spree.
An undisclosed fee, thought to be around £5million, was agreed between the clubs earlier this week and Mills has now completed his move to the King Power Stadium.
He passed a medical on Thursday before putting pen to paper on a four-year contract to become the Foxes' sixth signing of the transfer window.
The 24-year-old defender has produced a series of impressive performances for the Royals over the past two years and Leicester manager Sven Goran Eriksson is thrilled to have won the chase for his signature.
"Matthew is a quality defender and we are delighted to have secured his services," Eriksson told the club's official website.
"Understandably, there was a lot of interest in him, but he is the latest player to pledge his commitment to us, which is another great endorsement for the work we are doing here at Leicester City.
Fits the criteria
"I worked with Matthew when I was the manager of Manchester City and it was clear he had talent then. He has since developed in to one of the best defenders outside of the Premier League.
"He is strong, composed and he is a natural leader. Matthew is a good talker and a real team player. He fits the criteria that we are looking for and I am sure that the supporters will be pleased to have Matthew wearing the blue shirt."
Eriksson believes the arrival of Mills proves once again just how hard everyone at the club is working to try to earn promotion from the Championship.
"I would like to finish by thanking the owners for their support again," said the Swede.
"Our ambition to reach the Premier League is being underlined each day and their vision and commitment is first class."