Peterborough United sign Leyton Orient midfielder Hector Kyprianou

Peterborough United have completed the signing of Hector Kyprianou from Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 5:46 pm

The 21-year-old has signed a three-year contract and completed the paperwork at the idverde Training Ground on Wednesday (June 22) lunchtime.

It is believed that he had a release clause in his Orient contract that Posh have now paid.

Kyprianou is a Cypriot Under-21 international and has come through the youth academy at the London club after leaving Spurs as a 14-year-old. He has spent three loan spells in non league but appeared 38 times time in League Two last season for the O’s. In total, he made 80 appearances for the club.

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He spent most of last season playing in the centre of a midfield three ans has been described as a holding midfielder.

Posh boss Grant McCann said: “It is great news that we have managed to get Hector. He is a very good physical presence, a ball-winning midfielder and very good on recoveries. He passes forward and likes to break lines with passes and forward runs.

“He can play as a 6 or as an 8 and he can also play in a back three if we needed, his versatility is a real plus for us. We are really looking forward to working with Hector to help him improve and progress.”

Kyprianou added: “I am really happy to be here. I felt like it was the perfect club for me and I can’t wait to get started. I really enjoyed my time at Leyton Orient, but when I heard about the interest from Peterborough

United, it was something that really appealed to me. They are a club that give young players an opportunity, but they are also very ambitious, they want to get promoted from this division.

“I can play in a few different positions within midfield and pre-season is about knuckling down and trying to show what I can do in training and in the games that we have coming up. I have already done a few days training with Orient so I am looking forward to getting started here.”

Kyprianou will wear the number 22 shirt.