Marc Albrighton: Leicester City sign Aston Villa winger

Marc Albrighton

Premier League-bound Leicester City have signed winger Marc Albrighton on a four-year contract following his release from Aston Villa.

Albrighton, 24, who has been with Villa since the age of eight, went on loan this season to Championship side Wigan Athletic, who were keen to make him a permanent signing.

But he was recalled to Villa Park, making nine Premier League starts.

That took his total of career appearances for the club to 101.

Former England Under-21 international Albrighton is the newly-promoted Foxes' third signing of the day.

As well as the acquisition of 35-year-old former Birmingham City, West Ham United and England centre-half Matthew Upson, Nigel Pearson has also signed 19-year-old Manchester United forward Jack Barmby, son of former England international Nick, on a two-year contract.