Leicester City net Manchester United's Danny Drinkwater

Leicester City have completed the signing of Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater for an undisclosed fee, on a contract to 2015.

Drinkwater has been on loan at Barnsley since the start of the season , making 18 appearances for the Tykes.

The 21-year-old impressed Foxes boss Nigel Pearson by creating both goals as the Tykes beat City 2-1 on Saturday.

Pearson told the club website  : "He is a player we have monitored for a long time, we're delighted to get him here."

Barnsley boss Keith Hill had hoped to retain Drinkwater's services for longer before the Foxes' bid.

He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "We live in this football food chain that we can't compete with Leicester and they've nicked a player we've been developing.

"I wish him all the best in the future because he deserves the opportunity and it will be a great financial package at Leicester.

"I believe one day he will be a Premier League player. It's football, it's a shame, but we move on."