Derby County have completed the Transfer Deadline Day signing of Wales international midfielder Andy King.
King, who is 30, has joined the Rams for the remainder of the 2018/19 season in a loan deal from Premier League side Leicester City.
The central midfielder has a Premier League winners’ medal to his name following Leicester’s historic 2015/16 season after appearing in 25 of their 38 league fixtures.
He was also part of the Foxes’ sides that won the Championship and League One in 2013/14 and 2008/09 respectively, while he also has UEFA Champions League experience to his name.
In club football, King has made 390 appearances in total and scored 64 goals.
King has 50 international caps to his name for Wales and was part of their journey to the UEFA European Championships Semi-Finals in 2016.
Lampard said: “We’re delighted to welcome Andy King to Derby County for the rest of the season.
“He is a talented and experienced midfielder who has competed in the Premier League and top end of the Championship with great success.
“I am sure he will have a positive impact on the squad for the rest of the season.”
King initially began his career on the books at Chelsea in their Academy set-up, before he moved to Leicester City at the age of 15.
After signing professional terms in the summer of 2007, King made his professional debut in October of that year in a 0-0 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He was a key part of the Leicester squad as they won the League One title in 2008/09, bouncing back to the second tier at the first attempt, and scored 11 times in 54 outings. King was also a regular once again as Leicester reached the Championship’s Play-Offs in 2009/10.
King was an instrumental player in the following campaigns before Leicester won the Championship title to secure promotion back to the top flight in 2013/14 and he impressed once more as they avoided relegation in the following campaign with a late upturn in form.
A Premier League winners’ medal came King’s way in 2015/16 under Claudio Ranieri as they defied the odds to become the Champions of England. As a result, King became the first player to win the top three divisions with the same club in the Premier League era.
He added Champions League football to his CV in 2016/17 as the Foxes reached the knockout stages before bowing out to Atlético Madrid in the Quarter Finals.
King featured less in the early stages of last season and, in search of regular first-team football, he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at fellow Premier League side Swansea City, where he made 11 appearances.
Back at Leicester, King’s only outing so far this season under Claude Puel came in the Emirates FA Cup against Newport County earlier this month.
King qualifies for Wales through his grandfather. He represented his country at Under-19 and Under-21 level before he made his international debut in May 2009 in a 1-0 win against Estonia – and his first international goal came in August 2010 against Luxembourg.
King featured three times for Wales in the 2016 European Championships and is Leicester’s most-capped international player while on their books.