Ritchie De Laet Signs For Aston Villa
- The defender made a total of 129 appearances for Leicester City
- De Laet signed in May 2012 from Manchester United
- The 27-year-old Belgian scored his final goal for Leicester against Aston Villa last season
Defender Ritchie De Laet has joined Championship side Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.
The full-back made a total of 129 appearances for the Foxes since signing from Manchester United in the summer of 2012, scoring five goals – his most recent against new side Aston Villa last season.
De Laet was part of Leicester City’s Premier League and Championship-winning squads and memorably collected a medal for winning promotion while on loan with Middlesbrough on the same day that Leicester City lifted the top-flight trophy.
The 27-year-old has been a regular feature for the Foxes as they made their journey from the Championship to the top of the Premier League.
His pace and versatility in defence have seen him pick up plenty of experience across England’s top two tiers during his career and he will bring plenty to Roberto Di Matteo’s Villa side as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
The Belgian has played his part in some of the most memorable moments in Leicester City history and as a popular member of the squad, he leaves with the best wishes of everybody at the Club for his future career.
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