Foxes sign strikers
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Leicester City have signed strikers Iain Hume and Elvis Hammond permanently.Leicester City have signed strikers Iain Hume and Elvis Hammond to permanent deals before the close of the summer transfer window.
Canadian international Hume joins The Foxes from League One club Tranmere Rovers in a £750,000 move, while Hammond turned his initial loan deal into a £225,000 permanent transfer from Fulham on Wednesday.
Hume, 21, arrives at The Walkers Stadium following the departure of David Connolly to Premiership side Wigan Athletic.
He attracted interest from fellow Championship sides Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday in recent months before choosing to continue his career with Leicester after signing a deal until June 2008 with his new club.
"We are delighted to have been able to sign Iain," Levein told the club's official website.
"We were able to use some of the money from David Connolly's move to Wigan to secure Iain's signature.
"He is a young player and fits into the profile of the squad. I am excited that we managed to capture him ahead of other interested clubs."
Hume joins fellow hit-man Hammond in becoming a permanent member of The Foxes.
The 24-year-old had loan spells with Bristol Rovers, Norwich City and Dutch side RBC Roosendaal before joining Leicester this summer and Hammond has also signed a deal until the summer of 2008 with the Midlands outfit.
Another Tranmere player to leave Prenton Park is winger Paul Brown, with the 20-year-old having joined Conference club Accrington Stanley on a month's loan.