Dennis Praet: Leicester City sign Sampdoria midfielder

Dennis Praet
Dennis Praet (right) made 34 Serie A appearances for Sampdoria last season

Leicester City have signed Belgium attacking midfielder Dennis Praet from Sampdoria for a reported £18m.

Praet made 34 Serie A appearances last season and Sampdoria boss Eusebio di Francesco has described him as "one of the best midfielders in Italy".

The 25-year-old began his career at Anderlecht before joining Sampdoria in 2016.

He played alongside Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemens at Anderlecht and also for Belgium.

Praet, who has won three caps for Belgium, is Leicester's fourth summer signing.

The club have already recruited full-back James Justin from Luton, midfielder Tielemans from Monaco for £40m and Ayoze Perez from Newcastle for £30m.

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