Leicester City have completed the signing of Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb, the club confirmed on Thursday.
The Foxes announced the signing on Twitter:
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018
The team confirmed a five-year contract has been agreed between the 21-year-old and the club.
“I will give all my heart to this club, to all the fans, to everybody,” Benkovic told the club’s television channel. “Hopefully we’ll have a very good result this season. The ambitions of Leicester City are so big. I like the Club very much and I think it’s a very good step for me to the next level. I’m very happy to be here.”
According to James Sharpe of the Leicester Mercury, the defender was also targeted by the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan. The Foxes are also reportedly poised to make another defensive signing on Thursday in the form of Caglar Soyuncu.
Benkovic made his debut for Zagreb in 2015 as an 18-year-old having progressed through the team’s revered youth setup. He played 88 times for the Croatian outfit and has also made one appearance for his country’s under-21 team.