Socceroos defender Harry Souttar has develop into the most recent Australian to earn a contract within the Premier League, signing a five-and-a-half yr cope with Leicester City.
The Australian will reportedly earn £15 million ($A26m) after the transfer away from Stoke was confirmed on Wednesday, with Souttar now contracted with the Foxes till the summer time of 2028.
The deal could be a file switch for an Australian, passing Aaron Mooy’s £10 million cope with Huddersfield.
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A transfer to Leicester City beckons for Harry Souttar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
“I’m delighted to hitch such an important soccer membership and difficult myself within the Premier League is a chance that I couldn’t flip down,” Souttar mentioned.
“There are world-class services right here and a squad stuffed with improbable gamers, so I can’t wait to get began.”
The Foxes have been constantly linked with the Socceroo all through the window, however had stepped up their curiosity as boss Brendan Rodgers regarded to proceed strengthening his squad.
Souttar’s excellent performances for Australia within the latest World Cup solely additional strengthened his possibilities of incomes a chance within the Premier League.
While that slide sort out towards Tunisia will proceed to be watched on repeat by Australian soccer followers in years to return Souttar was a constant power in defence for the Socceroos within the event.
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The newest replace surrounding Souttar was a significant flip in occasions given Potters boss Alex Neil anticipated the Aussie to stay round in Stoke for the remainder of the season.
Although these at Stoke City could also be unhappy to see him transfer, these at Dundee United, the membership the place Souttar started his profession, may have champagne on ice.
The Daily Record claims that the Tangerines will obtain $5m on account of a 20 per cent sell-on clause inserted into the deal that introduced the Aussie to Stoke in 2016.
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