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Report | Leicester City agrees to fee for Eldin Jakupovic

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal sees this penalty saved by Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic of Hull City during the Premier League match between Hull City and Arsenal played at The KCOM Stadium, Hull on Saturday the 17th of September 2016 / Football - Premier League 2016/17 Hull City v Arsenal KC Stadium, West Park, Hull, United Kingdom 17 September 2016 (Photo by BPI/Imago/Icon Sportswire) ****NO AGENTS----NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA SALES ONLY----NO AGENTS----NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA SALES ONLY****
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Leicester City has agreed to a fee to acquire goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic from Hull City, according to Sky Sports. Jakupovic recently left the Hull City camp in Portugal to join Leicester.

Jakupovic had been with Hull City since 2012, where he came over from playing professionally in Greece. He has made 33 appearances with the club, also having gone out on loan to Leyton Orient on two separate occasions and combining to make 13 appearances.

The majority of his appearances with Hull City came last year when he was in net on 22 occasions, including to open the Premier League year against Leicester City. He would go on to defeat the Foxes that day, but now appears to be on his way to joining the squad heading into the 2017-18 year.

He will not be alone in making the move, as Leicester already brought over Hull City defenseman Harry Maguire back in June on a five-year deal.

The club is coming off a quarterfinals appearance in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League, when they were eliminated by Atletico Madrid.

Jakupovic will join a roster that already has long-time keeper Kasper Schmeichel. A member of the club since 2011, Schmeichel has made 230 appearances with the club since arriving, also serving as a member of the Denmark National Team. Schmeichel re-signed on a five-year deal last August.

The 32-year-old Jakupovic is a Bosnian-born Swiss, who has appeared for both the Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 National Team, as well as the Switzerland U21 club, before moving up to the main roster in 2008.



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