Foxes seal Johnson deal

Eriksson delighted with midfielder deal

Johnson: Joining Leicester on a season-long loan deal

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Leicester have signed Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson on a season-long loan.

As exclusively revealed by earlier this week, Leicester have beaten off competition from the likes of Wolves and Leeds to land Johnson.

Johnson has seen his progress at City interrupted by a series of injuries over the last couple of seasons and he was keen to move on in search of regular first-team football.

Eriksson, who gave Johnson his break in the City first team during his time in charge of the Manchester club, is delighted to bring the player to his Championship hopefuls.

Great talent

"Michael was a great talent when I worked with him at Manchester City. He is a mobile midfielder, who can run, pass, shoot and tackle," said Eriksson.

"His talent should have seen that he became a regular for England, but injuries have prevented that, which is a shame for him.

"However, I am convinced that Michael will be an asset for us this season and will put his injuries behind him. He has great character and I know that he is going to work hard for us and play well."