Christian Fuchs joins Leicester City on a free transfer from Schalke

CONFIRMED: Austrian defender is the first Foxes signing of the summer

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Leicester City have completed a deal to sign Schalke left-back Christian Fuchs, the club have confirmed.

The 29-year-old was a free agent and has been subject to intense interest from Swansea in recent months.

Austrian international Fuchs is known for his technical ability and scored at the Bernabéu as the German side beat Real Madrid 4-3 in the Champions League back in March.

I’m happy that I’ve signed for Leicester City. It was always a goal for me to play in the Premier League, and I’m happy that this dream has come true," he told the club website.

"Everybody watches the Premier League. I think it’s the best league in the world. Leicester City is a new experience and new challenge for me."

Leicester were on the look-out for a left-back with Paul Konchesky recently celebrating his 34th birthday while Jeff Schlupp has also been linked with a move to FA Cup winners Arsenal.

Fuchs has been locked in discussions concerning a new deal with Schalke after Sunderland, Hull and Fulham all showed interest.

Meanwhile, the Foxes are resigned to losing Anthony Knockaert this summer who is set to join Standard Liège on a free transfer.