Leicester City have officially unveiled another signing in Lille's Boubakary Soumare for an undisclosed fee, signing a 5 year contract with the Foxes.
It has been widely reported for a number of months but Ligue 1's highly rated Soumare has finally joined the Foxes. The coveted young midfielder is announced soon after the Foxes announced their new striker Daka.
We're delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder @B_Soumare24 from Ligue 1 champions Lille for an undisclosed fee, subject to Premier League and international clearance 🦊🔵— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 2, 2021
The young midfielder boasts an impressive career already have finished 2nd in Ligue 1 before and managing to finally win the league ahead of the more recent French giants, PSG.
That in and of itself is a feat to behold considering the dominance of PSG over the last few years and the number of superstar players and managers that the Parisians seen come & go; namely Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe.
Soumare is the perfect profile for the Premier League; a dynamic box-to-box midfielder with fantastic technical ability, an eye for a pass, and a fantastic mixture of strength and pace to contend with the trials & tribulations of the Premier League. He's also only 22 years of age, meaning his best years are yet to come.
Speaking to LCFC.com, Soumaré said: “I’m really proud to come to the Premier League and a big club like Leicester. It’s going to really help me to develop my game and progress as a player, so I feel it is the right step for me.
“Leicester is a very ambitious club. When they spoke to me about their plans and what they wanted from me, I knew straight away I wanted to come. I really am so proud and honoured to be here and I will give my all for the team and club to make everyone happy.”