Claudio Ranieri adds Gokhan Inler to Leicester City ranks

Gokhan Inler to Leicester City

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Claudio Ranieri has raided Serie A to sign midfielder Gokhan Inler on a three-year deal from Napoli.

The Swiss international will be viewed as a replacement for Esteban Cambiasso who proved so vital in Leicester’s survival last season before deciding against another year in English football.

Captain of his country, Inler has won 84 caps and played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups for Switzerland.

He becomes the sixth new arrival at the King Power Stadium this summer following Yohan Benalouane, N’Golo Kante, Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki, and he could be in the Foxes squad to take on Tottenham at home on Saturday.

Inler moved to Serie A four years ago for £9million and during his time at Napoli he collected two Coppa Italia winner’s medals and played in the Champions League.

The 31-year-old had plenty of options available having decided to move away from the Italian club before he settled on Leicester.

“I had many teams chasing me but in the end I decided with my heart and I came to Leicester City,” he said.
Leicester have carried on from where they left off at the end of last season after Ranieri took over from former boss Nigel Pearson.

They put four goals past hapless Sunderland on the opening weekend before picking up an impressive three points away at West Ham last weekend in a 2-1 win.

Leicester are 2.70 to make it three wins from three at home against Spurs, who are 2.75, while the draw is 3.30.

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