Huddersfield sign Leicester City goalkeeper

Huddersfield Town have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Ben Hamer from Leicester City.

The 30-year-old will join on a free transfer on 1 July and has signed a three-year contract with the Yorkshire club.

Hamer made 12 appearances during his four season at Leicester City and was part of the squad that shocked world football with their 2015-16 Premier League success.

However, the goalkeeper ultimately failed to displace Kasper Schmeichel between the posts at the King Power Stadium.

Ben Hamer will not compete with Jonas Lossl to be the first-choice Huddersfield Town goalkeeper next season.  The Terriers finished 15th in their debut Premier League campaign this past season.

The goalkeeper started his career with Reading but never made a single league appearance for the Royals.  Instead, he enjoyed loan spells at Crawley Town, Brentford and Exeter City before joining Charlton Athletic in 2011 where he was their first-choice goalkeeper for three seasons.

Leicester City acquired Hamer from the Addicks ahead of their return to the Premier League for the 2014-15 season, making eight appearances.  He didn’t make a single appearance during their title-winning season but played four more Premier League games this past season.