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Ghezzal Outlines City Targets

Rachid Ghezzal says the talent within the squad and the ambitious nature of the Club were major catalysts in his decision to join Leicester City.
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- Rachid Ghezzal underlined his reasons for joining Leicester City in an exclusive interview with LCFC TV
- The Algerian spoke of his time at Ligue 1 side Lyon with Claude Puel
- Ghezzal says he is well aware of the intensity of the Premier League

The Algeria international signed a four-year deal with the Foxes on Sunday after joining from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

The Club’s fifth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Danny Ward, Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans and James Maddison, Ghezzal says he is now eager to get started ahead of a debut campaign in the Premier League.

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New arrival Rachid Ghezzal spoke to LCFC TV after he signed for the Club.

Speaking exclusively to LCFC TV, he said: “I’m very excited and I’m very happy to be here. The first team coach (Claude Puel) wanted me.

“I want to be here. It’s a good club with many ambitions and many great players. I think I will make a great season.”

Ghezzal worked with City boss Claude Puel while at French outfit Lyon, where the Algerian honed his skills as an exciting winger.

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Home and away
Home and away

City's new signing dons the 2018/19 adidas away kit while holding up the shirt the Foxes will wear on home soil this term.

“I was very young when he coached Lyon,” he continued. “He took me for the first team one game in pre-season and after I came back with the young players.

“I know the coach and I know his work and I like it.”

Having featured four times in the UEFA Champions League last term for Monaco, the 26-year-old went on to outline his own ambitions with Leicester City.

I hope to feel good in the team. I think we have a very good team with great players who can make great games. I hope we win a lot of games.

Rachid GhezzalLCFC TV

“I hope to score many goals and many assists to help the team,” said Ghezzal.

“I can play everywhere in front of the attack. I like and feel better when I play on the right side.

“I hope to feel good in the team. I think we have a very good team with great players who can make great games. I hope we win a lot of games."

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