According to the club statement of Charlotte Independence, they have secured the signing of Leicester City defender, Christian Fuchs. The Major Soccer League has signed the player for the rest of the 2021 season. He will also spend his 2022 season with Charlotte Independence.
After securing the signature of the player, Charlotte Independence gaffer, Mike Jeffries was happy to add a player of caliber like Christian Fuchs. The former Austria skipper played a key role in Leicester City’s title run in the 2015/16 season.
Being able to add a player of Christian’s caliber and experience to our roster is a huge win for the Independence
What Christian Fuchs had to say regarding his new adventure?
In an interview to the American club, Charlotte Independence, he said:
In the build up of me signing with the Charlotte Independence, I saw how engaged everybody is there and how hard they worked to get me signed to the Independence for the 2021 season,. I spoke to Mike a couple of times already and he seems to really know what he wants from his players, from the team, and it’s really exciting to be in Charlotte. My future, and the next coming years will be in Charlotte, but to get to know the city, get to know the players, I’m ready to help and support the team to be successful
The Foxes signed the Austrian international on a three-year deal in 2015. The player was an instant success at King Power Stadium. In 32 Premier League performances in the first season in England, he registered four assists to his name. The versatile player raked by five G/A to his name in the subsequent season with Leicester where the club ended in the 12th position.
In his six-year stay in England, the Austrian went on to make 116 appearances for Foxes. During his stay, he not only scored two goals but also had eight assists to his name. Christian Fuchs was the first Austrian to win the Premier League medal since 1998. Charlotte Independence have signed the player on a free transfer as his contract came to an end with the Premier League outfit.