New Leicester City signing Matthew Upson has admitted that he could not turn down a move to the King Power stadium as Premier League football is vital at his age.

The 35 year old centre back was voted Brighton’s player of the year last season and was a big reason for their successful run that lead them to the play offs, although they lost to Derby in the semi-finals.

Upson’s contract with Albion ends next month and he has agreed to join Premier League new-boys Leicester in order to end his career with top flight football.

The former Arsenal and West Ham defender is sad to leave Brighton but admits he has no choice but to grab a chance to play back in the Premier League.

“I would have happily stayed at Brighton for longer but having played the majority of my career in the top flight, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity test myself against the best in the country again,” he told Brighton’s official website.

“At my age I have to think about how many more chances I will get to play in the Premier League, but I never gave up. I am excited to join Leicester and am looking forward to the next chapter of my career.”

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