No Leeds animosity - Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel
Schmeichel started his career at Manchester City

New Leicester City signing Kasper Schmeichel insists there is no ill-feeling between himself and former side Leeds United.

The Dane joined the Foxes last week after Leeds claimed suggested he was unlikely to sign a new contract with them - a claim he denied at the time.

"There's no animosity, I enjoyed my time there and wish them all the best," Schmeichel told BBC Radio Leicester.

"The fans were amazing and I hope for their sake they get what they deserve."

The Danish keeper added that the presence of manager Sven Goran Eriksson, who he has worked with at Manchester City and Notts County, was a big factor in him coming to the Walkers Stadium.

"He's a great manager, I love working under him," said Schmeichel.

"He creates a great environment for the players to work in and I think that shows on the pitch.

"He gave me my Premier League debut and I'm very grateful for what he has done for my career."

Fellow new signing Neil Danns admitted he turned down interest from both Celtic and Rangers to join the Foxes.

"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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