Rangers have signed Leicester City midfielder Andy King on a season-long loan deal, as confirmed by the club’s official website.

The experienced Wales international joins Gers having fallen down the pecking order at his current club, despite helping them to the Premier League title back in the 2015/16 season.

King made 29 appearances as Leicester shocked England’s top flight by securing the title, but of late has found game time hard to come by at the King Power Stadium.

Rangers snapped up the midfielder ahead of the loan deadline on Monday 2nd September, making the 30-year-old their tenth signing of the summer, and he watched on from the crowd as they defeated FC Midjtylland 3-1 on Thursday evening.

King has been with Leicester since 2007, working his way through the club’s academy before earning a first team deal and winning three league titles in different divisions, including the Premier League.

He has since made 379 appearance for the Foxes, scoring 62 goals, and King is now hoping to cement regular first team football at Rangers.

The Welsh midfielder last featured for Leicester as a substitute back in January in their 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Newport County, his only appearance for the club in the whole of last season.

King was shipped off to Derby County soon after for the remainder of the campaign, but could only manage four outings, with Rangers keen to see the 30-year-old in action more regularly.

The new Gers addition also had a short-term spell with Swansea City a season earlier which proved to be more successful, as he scored four goals in his 11 appearances for the Welsh side.

King arrives at Ibrox looking to reinvigorate his career, having fallen from grace at Leicester, and Rangers will be hoping he can show his Premier League winning form during his time in Scotland.


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