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Report: Leicester City defender Callum Elder set for permanent move to Hull City

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Report: Leicester City defender Callum Elder set for permanent move to Hull City

Callum Elder spent last season on loan at Ipswich Town.

Callum Elder is finally set to leave Leicester City on a permanent deal. Hull City are on the verge of signing Elder from Leicester, according to the Sky Sports deadline day blog [12:14].

Elder has been with Leicester since he joined as a teenager in 2011. The Australian defender came through the ranks at The King Power Stadium but has never played a competitive game for Leicester.

He has been out on loan with six different clubs in the past. But after spells with Mansfield, Peterborough, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan and Ipswich, he is finally ready to leave permanently.

 

Elder has racked up nearly 100 senior appearances in his career despite never playing for a permanent club. Hull are ready to offer him the chance to settle down with the Championship side.

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Grant McCann has swooped to add the 24-year-old to his ranks and improve his left-back options. Elder will compete with Stephen Kingsley for the starting spot.

Leicester were under no pressure to keep Elder as they are stocked at left-back. Ben Chilwell has remained a Foxes player while Christian Fuchs signed a contract extension. This allows Elder to leave without playing a senior game for Leicester.

Elder will now be hoping to kickstart his career at the KCOM Stadium. He earned promotion with Wigan in 2017/18 and will be targeting more success when he joins up with the Tigers.

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