Football: Leicester to make 'amazing' signings, vows vice-chairman

Leicester City Vice-Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (second from left) lifts the trophy as he celebrates with Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after winning the Barclays Premier League.
Leicester City Vice-Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (second from left) lifts the trophy as he celebrates with Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after winning the Barclays Premier League.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (AFP) - Leicester City's Thai vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha vowed on Wednesday to make "amazing" signings in the close season as the Foxes prepare to defend their title and tackle the rigours of Champions League football.

Speaking in Bangkok at the start of a two-day tour by most of the Leicester City team, he expressed his "extreme happiness" with a squad that shocked the sporting world by running away with the English Premier League title.

But "we will have some amazing players before the transfer market closes", he vowed.

He later explained his billionaire family were not about to depart from the smart-spending formula that has served them well so far.

"We're not going to spend crazy money and ruin everything we have created," he said.

He was speaking to reporters at a presentation of the league trophy at the King Power duty-free headquarters in downtown Bangkok.

Sitting next to him was his father, club owner and billionaire founder of King Power, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, team captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri.