Andy King joins Derby County on loan

Derby County have completed the signing of Leicester City midfielder Andy King on loan until the end of the season.

The Welsh international will bring vast experience to the Derby squad having played nearly 400 times for Leicester during 12 years as a Fox.

A popular figure at the King Power Stadium on the back of his superb service to Leicester, King has been allowed to join the Rams because he is hungry for game-time.

Derby manager Frank Lampard said: “We’re delighted to welcome Andy King to Derby County for the rest of the season.

“He is a talented and experienced midfielder who has competed in the Premier League and top end of the Championship with great success.

“I am sure he will have a positive impact on the squad for the rest of the season.”

King has scored 62 times during a Leicester career which has seen him win titles in League One, the Championship and the top flight – a unique achievement in the Premier League era.

He was on Chelsea’s books as a kid, but joined Leicester at the age of 15 after being released by the Stamford Bridge club.

He has been part of the Leicester first-team squad ever since making his senior debut in October 2007, but now begins a new chapter in his career after signing for the Swans.

King, who was born and raised in England but qualifies for Wales through his grandfather, has scored twice in 44 international appearances.

He featured three times at Euro 2016, playing the full 90 minutes of Wales’ semi-final defeat to Portugal.

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