Mark Schwarzer joins Leicester City on 18-month deal

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Mark Schwarzer has joined Premier League basement boys Leicester City on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

The Australian signed a contract until June 2016 and is excited by the move to the King Power Stadium where he'll fight Kasper Schmeichel and Ben Hamer for a place in the first-team.

He said: "I feel really excited about the challenge. When I first arrived, I got a great buzz and feel about the club."

Schwarzer moved from Fulham to Chelsea in 2013 but has only managed four appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge, settling for a place as third-choice stopper behind Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois.

With Courtois being one of the best up and coming keepers in the world it would appear that should the 42-year old want to play in his final years then he would have had to move elsewhere.

Schwarzer's first job at Leicester will be trying to help them remain in the top-flight. The Foxes currently sit four points adrift at the bottom of the table.

The Australian could make his debut on Saturday when Nigel Pearson's side face Aston Villa at home.

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