Hobbs makes Leicester switch permament

As has been expected, defender Jack Hobbs has made his move to Leicester City permanent after enjoying a succesful season on loan with The Foxes.

Nigel Pearson’s side have already won promotion to the Championship, winning League One as champions.

Hobbs, 20, has made 37 appearances, scoring once. He said “I couldn’t be happier here. Leicester have shown great faith in me and instilled me with great confidence. I really am over the moon.”

Hobbs made his Liverpool debut in September 2007 having joined the club two years earlier from Lincoln City and having captained The Reds’ reserve team the season prior. He went on to make just five appearances for the club, making only one league start – the 3-1 defeat at Reading in December 2007.

The fee is undisclosed but believed to be around £400,000.

TIA Comment: Hobbs always looked to have quite some potential in the reserves and didn’t get too many chances in the first team and was rather harshly dealt with after that Reading defeat. He’s only 20 so his career could end up similar to Matthew Upson who left Arsenal but went on to establish himself as an England international. Time will tell but I’d like to wish Jack all the best for his future.