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LEICESTER CITY have announced a five-year partnership deal with League of Ireland side Cork City which will see some of their most promising talents come over to Filbert Street.

The two clubs have had dealings in the past including a deal which saw Damien Delaney move to the Midlands club in October last year for £50,000.

The Foxes will have first option on all Cork's young players and Leicester boss Peter Taylor is delighted to have agreed tie-up deal with the club.

"I am delighted that Leicester City has signed this very exciting agreement," Taylor said on the club's official website.

"Cork City and the surrounding area has produced many very talented players over the years."

The deal will also see Leicester travel over to Ireland to take on Cork at Turners Cross for a pre-season friendly.

Cork fans are angry at the partnership which they feel will undermine their side as all the best young talent will be snapped up by Leicester before they establish themselves with the Irish side.