Leicester City have completed the signing of former Cardiff City goalkeeper Alex Smithies. The 32 year-old arrives on a free transfer after his contract with the Bluebirds expired on 30 June.
Experienced goalkeeper Alex Smithies has signed for #lcfc on a two-year deal— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 12, 2022
The new signing wearing the shirt and holding the shirt: Why do we make them do this?
Smithies started his club career with the club he supported growing up, Huddersfield Town, in 2007, making 274 total appearances for the Terriers in League One and the Championship. He moved to Queens Park Rangers for the 2015/16 campaign, a season which seems significant for some reason. After three years at Loftus Road, he switched to Cardiff City when they were promoted to the Premier League in 2018. He didn’t make any league appearances that term, but became their first-choice keeper for the next three seasons.
Our new keeper has represented England on the international stage, playing starting with the U-16s and reaching the quarterfinals with the U-17s in Seoul in 2007. He made two appearances for the U-21s in 2010, facing off against Portugal and Lithuania.
Smithies is expected to serve as the #3 keeper for the Foxes this year behind Danny Ward and Daniel Iverson.