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Foxes sign Wellens from Doncaster

Richie Wellens
Wellens joined Doncaster in 2007

Leicester City have signed Richie Wellens on a three-year deal from Doncaster Rovers for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.2m.

The 29-year-old midfielder began his career at Manchester United and has since played for Blackpool and Oldham.

Wellens told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I'm pleased it's gone through but it took quite a while.

"They're a big club with a big fan base and they want to get back in the Premier League."

The transfer fee will dwarf Doncaster's record fee received for a player, which was £310,000 that Bradford paid for Darren Moore.

"I wasn't looking to leave, but as soon as I heard a club like Leicester were willing to pay the money Doncaster wanted I went down and spoke to them, and couldn't really say no to be honest," Wellens added.

"It was just a case of at my age and in my situation it was a good move. I feel the fee they got for me is good as well."

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