Leicester City confirm Kapustka deal

The Foxes have confirmed the signing of the talented 19-year-old with the Polish international penning a five-year contract.

Leicester City confirm Kapustka deal
Kapustka is presented as a Leicester City player (Photo: Getty)

With the start of the Premier League season a matter of days away, Claudio Ranieri has further bolstered his squad with the acquisition of Polish international wide-man, Bartosz Kapustka.

Signing a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium, the talented youngster switches from Polish outfit Cracovia and joins the likes of Luis Hernandez, Nampalys Mendy, Ron-Robert Zieler and Ahmed Musa to make the move to the East Midlands.

Expensive summer

Ahead of their maiden Champions League campaign this season, Claudio Ranieri has spent considerable money in getting his squad prepared for European competition. That spending has only continued with the reported £7.4m purchase of Kapustka.

In joining the reigning Premier League champions, the highly-rated 19-year-old will have to compete with those already established at the club under Ranieri to earn a starting in the Foxes' line-up - namely Riyad Mahrez, Marc Albrighton, Demarai Gray and Jeffrey Schlupp.

However, with Kapustka earning plenty of rave reviews for performances back in his native Poland, he should have no problems in adapting to English football with the enigmatic Italian assisting his development.

Breakthrough at the Euros

Having made over 60 appearances for former club, Cracovia, the Polish international has earned considerable plaudits for a series of energetic and confident performances on the right-side of midfield, scoring eight goals and providing 12 assists in the process.

Kapustka has impressed for Poland since his earning his first cap | Photo: Getty
Kapustka has impressed for Poland since his earning his first cap in Spetember 2015 | Photo: Getty

Consequently, Kapustka managed to earn his maiden call-up to the Poland national team in September 2015, even finding the back of the net against European minnows Gibraltar on his debut. As a matter of fact, the youthful midfielder has gone on to make a total of 11 appearances for his country and even managed to earn the man of the match award against Northern Ireland at Euro 2016.

It was these types of performances that possibly attracted the attentions of Ranieri and his scouting team and one of the main reasons as to why they have secured his signature until the summer of 2021.

Kapustka will now join-up with his new team-mates in Stockholm as Leicester City take on Spanish champions Barcelona in their final match of the International Champions Cup on Wednesday evening.