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Wrexham AFC sign Leicester City defender Lewis Brunt – The Home of Irish Football

Wrexham AFC sign Leicester City defender Lewis Brunt – The Home of Irish Football

Wrexham AFC have confirmed the transfer of defender Lewis Brunt from Leicester City. Brunt has signed a contract with Wrexham until 2027.

The 23-year-old defender has Premier League experience with Leicester City and spent last season on loan at Mansfield Town, where he played a key role in their promotion campaign.

Birmingham-born Brunt expressed his excitement at joining Wrexham.

“I’m very happy to have signed the agreement and achieved the goal and I can’t wait to get started,” he said.

“Everyone knows the story behind Wrexham, it’s a club with a great history and big ambitions about where it wants to go, so to be part of that journey is a great feeling.”

Brunt began his football career at Aston Villa, signing his first professional contract in 2018.

In 2021, he moved to Leicester City, where he made his first-team debut in the Emirates FA Cup against Watford and later appeared in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur.

His performances earned him the Men’s Development Team Player of the Year award and a three-year contract extension.

During his loan spell at Mansfield Town last season, Brunt made 34 appearances as the team secured automatic promotion by finishing third in Sky Bet League Two.

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson praised the new signing, saying: “Lewis will be a great signing for us and he is a very good young player. He has done exceptionally well in his first full season at Mansfield and will be a player who has a lot of development within him. I believe he will be a great addition for us.”