Wes Morgan signs new Leicester City contract

Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan has put pen to paper on a new contract to stay with the Premier League champions until 2019.

Captain Morgan, 33,  played a key part as the Foxes won the most unlikeliest of title victories last season.

With that success comes the inevitable battle to hang on to star players.

Although Leicester have N’Golo Kante to Chelsea, and constant speculation regarding the futures of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy refuse to go away, Foxes fans will surely be happy Morgan has committed his future to the club.

Wes told lcfc.com: “I’m delighted to finally commit my future to this Club. Winning promotion with this squad last season and lifting the Championship trophy were the proudest moments of my career and I can’t wait to hopefully lead the team out on the opening day of the Premier League season.
“We’ve all worked so hard to win promotion and the whole squad is determined to make the most of it. There are some big challenges ahead in the next few years and I’m excited that I’m going to be part of it.”
City manager Nigel Pearson added: “Wes has been every bit the captain we hoped he would be when we signed him two and a half years ago. He’s a leader on and off the pitch, sets a terrific example for young players and is an extremely positive influence on the squad.

“He is one of number of players that has worked incredibly hard to reach the Premier League, both during his time at Leicester City and throughout his career, and he fully deserves the opportunity to test himself at that level.

I’m absolutely delighted that his long-term future remains with us.”

Morgan signed from Nottingham Forest in 2012, and has made over 100 appearances for the club.
By Steve Osborne                            @BlizzardSteve75

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