Leicester City have completed the signing of Brondby goalkeeper Mads Hermansen.

The 23-year-old, who has recently been called into the Denmark senior squad alongside former Leicester captain Kasper Schmeichel, has signed a five-year contract after Leicester agreed to pay the Superliga club €7million (£6m, $7.88m).

Hermansen becomes Leicester’s fourth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Conor Coady, Harry Winks and Callum Doyle and could make his debut this week in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Leicester’s sister club OH Leuven.

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— Leicester City (@LCFC) July 18, 2023

Enzo Maresca’s squad then travel to Singapore and Bangkok to continue their preparations for the Championship season. They will face Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and a Thai invitational side.

Leicester currently have four other goalkeepers on their books – fellow Dane Daniel Iversen, Poland under-21 keeper Jakub Stolarcyzk, Danny Ward and Alex Smithies.

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Why are Leicester signing Hermansen?

Analysis by Rob Tanner

Hermansen is highly regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Denmark after becoming the first-choice keeper at Brondby over the last two seasons.

He has made 70 appearances for Brondby and has featured in the Champions League. A good shot-stopper with quick reactions, Hermansen is particularly effective with the ball at his feet, playing out from the back, and it is for this reason that Maresca is understood to have targeted Hermansen.

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