Foxes agree Knockaert deal

Promising French midfielder opts for move to the Championship

Anthony Knockaert: France Under 20 international midfielder is joining Leicester from Guingamp

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Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign promising French midfielder Anthony Knockaert on a three-year contract from Guingamp.

Knockaert still had a year left to run on his deal at Guingamp, but will finalise a move to Leicester in the next 24 hours, subject to the Football League granting approval.

The 20-year-old enjoyed an impressive last season with Guingamp and he was linked with a switch to Newcastle United back in April.

He was also reportedly a target for French rivals Marseille and Sochaux, and Portuguese giants Benfica, but has opted for a transfer to Championship club Leicester.

The France Under 20 international will become the Foxes' sixth summer signing as Nigel Pearson aims to put together a squad capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League.