Leicester City fans react on Twitter to Yohan Benalouane signing

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Leicester City have signed Yohan Benalouane from Atalanta.

As confirmed by the club’s official website, Leicester City have completed the signing of Yohan Benalouane from Atalanta - the defender joining the club on a four-year deal.

The Foxes had previously been quiet in regards to transfer activity this summer, yet Claudio Ranieri and his men have decided to make a bit of a splash in the week leading up to the opening game of the season.

Aside from Benalouane arriving, Ngolo Kante has also joined the club from Caen and talks are ongoing in regards to Napoli defensive midfielder Gokhan Inler, according to Sky Sports Italia.

Benalouane is a versatile defender and third defensive signing the Foxes have made this summer after seeing Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth arrive on permanent deals.

The 28-year-old was a key member of Atalanta’s side last season, starting 25 Serie A matches and averaging an impressive 2.1 interceptions and 4.9 effective clearances per encounter.

He will be expected to come in and provide heavy competition to Leicester’s backline, with the view of perhaps replacing the 31-year-old Wes Morgan the moment he acclimatises to English football.

Benalouane was born in France and is eligible to play for Tunisia, although he has so far yet to do so despite being offered a call-up on two separate occasions.

He will provide plenty of experience at the King Power Stadium and is renowned for stepping out of defence, instigating attacks from deep and distributing well from the back.

Here is a selection of comments from Leicester supporters on Twitter on hearing the news of his signing:

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