Leicester City snap up veteran

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Leicester City have snapped up Chelsea goalkeeper and veteran, Mark Schwarzer on a free transfer.

The deal comes in the wake of a real need for a third keeper at the King Power Stadium with first choice Kasper Schmeichel injured.

The 42-year-old has penned a deal until the summer of June 2016 and the Australian could feature as early as this weekend against Aston Villa.

Schwarzer has made 508 Premier League appearances during spells at Middlesbrough, Fulham and Chelsea.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the Foxes boss, Nigel Pearson said, “I’m delighted we’ve been able to sign a player of Mark’s vast experience.

“To have played the number of games he has played at the very top level is outstanding and highlights both his ability and his professionalism.

“I know Mark really well. He has a number of great attributes as a player and brings a huge amount of Premier League know-how to the squad.”

Meanwhile, the keeper revealed that Pearson was a huge factor in choosing Leicester, “I’ve known Nigel for many years and I know what he’s like as a person. For me it was a very easy decision to make to come here based on him alone.”