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Bulgarian Tunchev joins Leicester

Aleksander Tunchev
Tunchev has 15 Bulgarian caps

Leicester City have made their fourth summer signing by completing a deal for Bulgarian international defender Aleksander Tunchev.

The former CSKA Sofia captain has signed a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old has been capped 15 times by his country and played a part in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

City manager Nigel Pearson said: "He is strong and experienced and will be an excellent addition to our squad."

Chief executive Lee Hoos added: "We have had to work very hard on this deal.

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"There was a lot of interest in Alex from clubs across Europe but he has kept to his word and it is fantastic to have him here.

"To be in a position where we are still able to attract this calibre of player is a testament to the size of this football club."


see also
Dyer delight at Pearson link-up
03 Jul 08 |  Leicester
Leicester complete triple swoop
01 Jul 08 |  Leicester


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