Leicester City sign Filip Benkovic, agree deal for Caglar Soyuncu
Leicester City have signed defender Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb on a five-year deal reportedly worth £13 million and have agreed a deal for Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu for £19m..
Soyuncu, 22, has agreed personal terms and signed a five-year contract, subject to a work permit being granted.
Benkovic, a Croatia under-21 international, made 30 appearances in all competitions for Zagreb last season and helped them clinch the Croatian league title.
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"Filip is an exciting young player who has the potential to develop even more at Leicester," Leicester manager Claude Puel said in a statement. "He has made a big contribution to Dinamo Zagreb over the last three years and has also benefited from experiencing European football.
"I know he will give us some great options and competition in the squad and I'm delighted to have him here."
Benkovic will become Leicester's sixth summer signing after Jonny Evans, James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira and Danny Ward and Rachid Ghezzal, subject to international clearance.
He is expected to link up with the club ahead of the Premier League opener against Manchester United on Friday.