- Leicester City sign Australia international Harry Souttar from Stoke City
- The defender recently represented his country at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
- He has agreed a five-and-a-half-year deal at King Power Stadium
The 24-year-old, who played four times and was a standout performer for Australia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, joins the Foxes on a contract to the summer of 2028.
He has made 70 appearances for the Potters in all competitions since moving to Staffordshire from Dundee United in 2016.
He said: “I’m delighted to join such a great Football Club and challenging myself in the Premier League is an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. There are world-class facilities here and a squad full of fantastic players, so I can’t wait to get started.”
Born in Aberdeen, Souttar began his career with Dundee United and made his senior debut for the club against Partick Thistle in May 2016.
He moved to the Potteries later that summer, signing a three-year-deal and making his Stoke bow in an EFL Cup win over Rochdale in August 2017.
The defender later returned north, joining Scottish Championship side Ross County on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.
Harry Souttar has joined on a five-and-a-half-year deal.
His development continued the following year as he moved to Fleetwood Town on loan in January 2019 before re-joining the club and extending his stay at Highbury for the 2019/20 season.
The following campaign quickly saw him establish himself as a key member of the Stoke City team, while impressing as one of the Championship’s most talented defenders.
Since returning from the 2022 FIFA World Cup last month, where he received significant praise for his performances, Souttar has been a mainstay for the Potters, playing on six occasions.
He has 13 international caps to his name with Australia since his debut against Nepal in 2019 – a game that saw him score twice, with five of six international goals coming in his first three appearances.
Alongside his impressive displays at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Souttar has also represented the Socceroos at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2020.
He will now join up with his new teammates ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa (3pm GMT kick-off).
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