Leicester agree deal for Porto full-back Pereira
Transfers Leicester agree deal for Porto full-back Pereira Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 17:17 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Premier League Leicester City Porto Primeira Liga The Portugal international will be reunited with Claude Puel, who coached the 24-year-old during his time at Nice Leicester City have agreed terms with Porto for the £17.5 million ($23.5m) transfer of Ricardo Pereira, subject to international clearance.The Foxes announced the Portugal full-back has signed a five-year-deal, having arrived on Saturday to finalise personal terms and complete a medical in a deal that could reach £21.9m ($29.4m).Pereira’s move will be ratified when transfer clearance is received on June 9 and the 24-year-old’s immediate focus will be on Portugal’s World Cup campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I feel very happy to be here and I can’t wait to do my best to help the team,” he told Leicester’s official website.”The atmosphere, the fans and the football of the Premier League makes it the best in the world. I am here to support the team and to help the club to achieve its goals.”Pereira is well known to Leicester boss Claude Puel, having played under the Frenchman during a loan spell at Nice.1 – Amongst Portuguese Primeira Liga defenders in 2017-18, Ricardo Pereira ranked joint-first for tackles per 90 (3.9) and first for dribbles completed per 90 (1.9). Foxy. pic.twitter.com/oEXd2OJLrk— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 19, 2018Puel added: “I’m delighted to have a player of Ricardo’s quality on board for next season. I remember him well from my time at Nice.”The Portugal international, who can also play on the wing, counts a Taca de Portugal medal with Vitoria Guimaraes and a Primeira Liga triumph with Porto this season among his list of achievements. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.