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Foxes sign Poland international

17 September 2013

Leicester have signed Poland international defender Marcin Wasilewski on a one-year deal.

Wasilewski, a free agent after leaving Belgian champions Anderlecht, has been training with the Foxes and watched their 2-0 win over Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

The 33-year-old adds vast experience and versatility to Nigel Pearson's squad. Capable of playing at centre-half and right-back, Wasilewski has been capped 60 times by Poland and represented his country at both Euro 2008 and 2012.

"I'm really pleased to be joining Leicester City," he told the club's official website. "I have always dreamed of playing in England so to sign for Leicester is fantastic for me.

"I saw the team beat Wigan at the weekend and was very impressed with everything about the club. It has been a very good start to the season and I hope to be able to help us win promotion to the Premier League."

The former Hutnik Krak?w, Slask Wroclaw, Wisla Plock and Lech Poznan player, known as the 'Polish Tank', scored 20 goals in 143 league appearances for Anderlecht - where he won the Belgian league title in 2010, 2012 and 2013, the Belgian Cup in 2008 and the Belgian Supercup in 2007 and 2010.

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