"It was great to be offered the chance to play for Celtic or Rangers but once I knew Leicester were interested and knowing their ambitions I knew where I wanted to go," he said.
"I want to play in the Premier League and I think I'm joining a club that is going in the right direction to play there."
The former Crystal Palace midfielder added that he already knows a number of the City first team.
"I know Lee (Peltier) because we grew up in the same area and I know Paul (Gallagher) from my time at Blackburn and I played in midfield with Richie (Wellens) when I was on-loan at Blackpool as a youngster," he said.
"They were telling me more about what kind of club I'm joining and it makes settling in easier."
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