CONOR Coady has signed for newly relegated Leicester City on a three-year deal.

Central defender Coady, 30, who is from Haydock, joins the Foxes after eight years at Wolves for a reported £8.5m.

The England international, who was in last year's World Cup squad, spent last season on loan at Everton.

Former Wolves captain Coady made 317 appearances for Wanderers, where he was formerly the captain.

St Helens-born Coady, who played his junior football at Rainford Rangers before joining Liverpool's academy, told the Leicester website, said: “I’ve played against the Club numerous times and it’s so, so hard playing against Leicester City.

“That’s something we need to take into the season. I’m absolutely over the moon to be here. I couldn’t wait to get down here, obviously to see everyone and get everything signed and boxed off.

"Now I’m here, I’m massively excited. I’ve been massively excited all summer to be fair and it’s something I was desperate to get done.”

“I can’t wait,” he added. “I’ve had enough time off now. I’m ready to get going. I can’t wait to meet the lads and get into the dressing room with the boys and get on the training pitch with the gaffer and start listening to how we’re going to go about things this season.

"It’s a huge season and at the same time it can be a really, really good one."

The defender, who will wear the No.4 shirt at Leicester City, added: “[The challenge of winning promotion is] a massive part of why I wanted to be a part of it, why I wanted to come. To be at King Power Stadium in front of Leicester fans is a real big thing. It’s important to start the season well.

"That’s the biggest thing we can speak about at this moment in time. We’ll take it a game at a time and we’ll try and make it a top season for us."