The Ghana full-back was part of Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad overhaul during the summer of 2011, becoming his eighth signing that close season as City looked to splash the cash for an assault on promotion to the Premier League.
That said, Pantsil, a right-back, was behind Lee Peltier, another signing that summer, in the pecking order for first team affairs.
He started his career in his homeland before Maccabi Tel Aviv and then Hapoel Tel Aviv took him to Israel, where he enjoyed the experience of Champions League football. It was West Ham who took a chance on Pantsil in England, thanks to a recommendation from Israeli international Yossi Benayoun.
His appearances at Upton Park came mainly from the bench and in 2008 he switched to Fulham, becoming a first-team regular and helping Fulham to a record seventh place finish in the Premier League. But with a new manager arriving in Martin Jol, Pantsil was shown the exit door and Leicester snapped him up.
The full-back has represented Ghana 68 times, playing in the World Cup finals, Olympics and African Cup of Nations in the process.