Young footballer joins Premier League club

Grimsby Town Aacdemy product moves to Foxes...

Leicester City's King Power Stadium. Photo: Getty Images
Leicester City's King Power Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

Young footballer Ben Grist has joined Premier League Leicester City.

The defender, who hails from the Louth area, has made the move from the Grimsby Town Academy.

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Grist was named on the bench by the Mariners in a 2-2 draw in the EFL Trophy against Harrogate Town last season as a 15-year-old.

“I have loved every minute of representing Grimsby Town, from under nines all the way through to the under 18s. It was a fantastic experience to be part of the first team squad for one game last season,” Grist told gtfc.co.uk.

Youth Team manager Neil Woods aded: “”I’m absolutely delighted for Ben. It’s a fantastic move for him and his family, one that he thoroughly deserves and has

earned.”