Wes Morgan: Leicester City’s title-winning captain signs new deal


Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until June 2019.

The 32-year-old defender played every minute in the league last season as the Foxes won the Premier League title.

Morgan joined Leicester from Nottingham Forest in January 2012 and has made 182 league appearances for the club.

“To commit my future to Leicester City is a wonderful feeling. Everyone knows how I feel about playing for this club,” he told the club website.

“Lifting that Premier League trophy was a moment I will never forget and it’s still sinking in. Now we’ve got to give it everything to defend it as well as showing what we can do in the Champions League.”

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri described Morgan as a “leader and a warrior”, adding: “It’s a wonderful time to be part of this team. Now we have another huge season ahead of us and we need him.”

Striker Jamie Vardy also signed a new deal after a bid from Arsenal in the summer but midfielder N’Golo Kante joined Chelsea for about £30m and there is speculation forward Riyad Mahrez could also leave.

However, Ranieri told Sky Sports on Tuesday, following Leicester’s 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Oxford United, that last season’s Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year Mahrez “wants to stay”.


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