Deniche Hill signs professional contract with Leicester City
Deniche Hill has expressed his pride and gratitude after becoming the latest Bermudian to join an English Premier League club.
The versatile 18-year-old full-back revealed on social media that he has signed a professional contract with Leicester City after agreeing to the terms of an undisclosed deal.
“Proud to have signed my first professional contract with @lcfc," Hill wrote on Instagram. "Big thanks to all the parties involved in the process. God's Plan."
The son of former Dandy Town and Bermuda forward Corey Hill has impressed Leicester’s coaching staff since his arrival at the East Midlands club during the pre-season.
He has already made two appearances for City’s first team against Notts County during the summer and more recently in another friendly against Patrick Kisnorbo's Troyes.
Hill has also made several appearances for City’s under-21 side who he has trained with since arriving at the club in the summer.
The former Hamilton Parish player was recruited by City over the summer from Market Harborough's Brooke House College, who run a full-time football academy programme headed up by technical director Micky Adams, the former City manager and Southampton full-back.
Adams has retained close ties to City since parting company with the club in 2004 as part of professional relationships with director of football Jon Rudkin and other longstanding staff.
Bermuda Under-20 player Hill now joins the likes of Nathan Trott, Ajani Burchall and Remy Coddington to have been signed by Premier League clubs.
Trott and Coddington are under contract with West Ham United and Burchall at Aston Villa.
City are led by former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and play their home matches at King Power Stadium.
Rodgers’s team are thirteenth in the Premier League standings and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup courtesy of a 3-0 win over MK Dons in the round of 16 on Tuesday night.
The visitors, who have won the competition three times, secured their passage through to the last eight with goals from Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Pérez and Jamie Vardy. They are next in action against Newcastle United in the league on December 26.
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service