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John Paintsil to dance with Foxes

last updated Friday 22nd July 2011, 10:00 PM

Former Fulham defender John Paintsil
Fulham defender
John Paintsil
John Paintsil
Former Fulham defender John Paintsil describes joining Leicester City as the biggest test of his career.

The Ghanaian international has become City's eighth summer recruit after signing a three-year contract yesterday.

The Mercury exclusively revealed on June 8 that City were targeting the 30-year-old right-back, who is a free agent after leaving Fulham.

But, at that stage, personal terms could not be agreed.

However, Paintsil, below, passed his medical and completed the deal yesterday afternoon, and was delighted to join Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad.

"I see this as the biggest challenge of my career so far and, together with my new team-mates, we will fight to make Leicester City climb to the top," he told the website Ghanasoccernet.

"I visited the club on Wednesday, met the coach and some of the club officials and I am very happy with what I saw."

He added: "The club has got a lot of ambition to succeed at a high level with their fantastic fans and that is why I chose to join them despite some other offers.

"The fact that they have coach Eriksson also says a lot about the ambitions of the club and I am obviously delighted to join in this noble cause."

Source Leicester Mercury
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