Boubakary Soumare joins Leicester City from Lille

Boubakary Soumare has completed his move to Leicester City from  French champions Lille.

The Foxes boss snapped up the highly-rated 22-year-old for a bargain £17million.

Boubakary Soumare had entered the final year of his Lille contract. 

Leicester beat off competition from Manchester United, Aston Villa, Everton, Leeds, Newcastle, Wolves and Italian giants AC Milan.

They secured one of the hottest young midfielders in Europe on a five-year-contract.

Boubakary Soumare, who has made over a century of appearances for Lille, says he can’t wait to make his debut for the FA Cup winners.

Boubakary Soumare happy to join Leicester City

“I’m really proud to come to the Premier League and a big club like Leicester.”

“It’s going to really help me to develop my game and progress as a player, so I feel it is the right step for me.”

“Leicester is a very ambitious Club.”

“When they spoke to me about their plans and what they wanted from me, I knew straight away I wanted to come.” 

“I really am so proud and honoured to be here and I will give my all for the team and Club to make everyone happy.”

The industrious midfielder started his career with Paris FC.

He spent five years with the club before joining the PSG Youth Academy in 2011.

After six seasons with PSG, he moved to Lille in 2017, signing a three-year deal.

He made his professional debut in a 3-0 win over Metz in November of the same year.

In total, he made 112 appearances in all competitions for Lille, culminating in last season’s Ligue 1 triumph.

This was the club’s first French Ligue 1 title since 2011 and it was the fourth in their history.

Soumare will now team up with his French Under-21 buddy Wesley Fofana at the King Power.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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