Ryan Bennett: Wolves defender joins Leicester for rest of season

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Ryan Bennett
Ryan Bennett joined Wolves in May 2017 after being released by Norwich City

Leicester have signed defender Ryan Bennett on loan from Wolves for the rest of the season.

The Foxes had hoped to bolster their options in central defence and it is understood the deal includes an option to make Bennett's move permanent.

Bennett, 29, has started seven league games for Wolves this season and joins a Leicester side third in the table.

"The manager has taken the team to another level and the players deserve great credit too," said Bennett.

"It's a massive club and the league table doesn't lie. It's great to be here."

Bennett will not be available to Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers for Saturday's Premier League fixture with Chelsea at King Power Stadium.

His move was confirmed minutes before Leicester's Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic, 22, secured a loan move to Bristol City until the end of the season.

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