Sousa secures Vitor loan

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Paulo Sousa has made his first signing as Leicester manager by securing the services of defender Miguel Vitor from Benfica on a season-long loan deal.

Sousa, who was named as Nigel Pearson's successor at the Walkers Stadium on Tuesday, has moved quickly to bring the Portugal Under-21 international to England, beating off competition from several other clubs. And he is delighted to have landed his highly-rated countryman.

"Miguel is a young player that has a good background and already has plenty of experience," the Foxes boss told the club's official website.

Sousa continued: "He has good communication and leadership skills and reads the game well. He is a powerful defender and will help improve the squad."

Vitor, 21, said: "This is a big opportunity for me. The club have a Portuguese coach which is a big help because he knows me and he knows my qualities.

"I hope to play well and help Leicester into the Premier League."

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