Date: 18th July 2021 at 12:00pm
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Steve Howey believes signing Ryan Bertrand will prove to be a shrewd piece of business by .

Bertrand’s Southampton contract expired at the end of last month and Leicester boss Brendan moved quickly to agree terms with the former Chelsea left-back.

The 31-year-old heads to the King Power Stadium with bags of experience, having made 258 appearances.

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Ryan Bertrand

His move comes after Christian Fuchs, who won the Premier League title during his time with Leicester, saw his contract expire.

Bertrand will provide competition for promising full-back Luke Thomas. The 20-year-old made 25 appearances last term and rounded off a memorable campaign by starting the FA final triumph over Chelsea.

While Leicester supporters would like to see Thomas develop and become an academy product who nails down a regular spot in Rodgers’ starting line-up, Howey insists beating other sides to free agent Bertrand is a good piece of business.

Speaking exclusively to TIF, former Leicester star Howey said: “Thomas and Bertrand will be vying for a position.

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“It’s vitally important to have competition in every position. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a young lad or somebody with experience.

“Both will want to play so they will have to up their game. Bertrand will certainly be a good signing for the .”