Hannover 96 signs Josh Knight


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Peterborough United have confirmed that defender Josh Knight will join German Bundesliga 2 side Hannover 96.

Knight joins Hannover 96 on a free transfer, signing a contract until 2026 with an option for a further year.

The 26-year-old, who previously played for Leicester City, departs Peterborough after making 169 appearances across three spells.

Marcus Mann, 96’s sports director, expressed excitement about the signing.

"We have been following Josh very closely for some time. We first noticed him in the scouting process because of his data and values. The things we then saw in the video were confirmed in the games we watched on site. Josh is a very complete central defender with strong tackling, good build-up play and a high presence in set pieces - both defensively and offensively."

Knight echoed the enthusiasm: "From the very first moment, what the people in charge at Hannover 96 told me about the club and the plans for the new season interested me a lot. I read up on the history of 96 and the city and then saw a game live in the stadium - after that, it was absolutely clear to me that I definitely wanted to come to Hannover. I would describe myself as a typical British central defender, I like to fight in duels and win the ball for my team."

Knight started his career at Leicester City, advancing through the youth teams up to the U21s.

He then made over 200 appearances for Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United.

Last season, he helped Peterborough win the EFL Trophy and narrowly missed promotion after finishing 4th in the league.