Leicester ‘warrior’ Morgan signs new deal


London (AFP) – Towering Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new contract with the club to June 2019, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old played every minute of Leicester’s title-winning campaign and was a key part of their shock success, forming a rock-solid central defensive partnership with Robert Huth.

“To commit my future to Leicester City is a wonderful feeling,” Morgan, who joined the Foxes in January 2012 from rivals Nottingham Forest, told the club’s website.

“Everyone knows how I feel about playing for this club and with my team-mates so I’m proud to have the chance to carry on wearing the shirt long term.  

“Lifting that Premier League trophy was a moment I will never forget and it’s still sinking in.” 

Morgan has gone on to make 196 appearances for the Foxes, scoring eight goals.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri added: “Wes is a leader and a warrior. I’m so happy that he’s committed his future to Leicester City Football Club. It’s a wonderful time to be part of this team. 

“Last season was so special and Wes was fantastic. Now we have another huge season ahead of us and we need him.”

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