Leicester winger Marc Albrighton says he’s ‘delighted’ after signing a contract extension at the club.

The Englishman joined Leicester on a free transfer from Aston Villa seven years ago.

He’s proved to be a great signing, making over 250 appearances since then and helping the Foxes to win the Premier League title in 2015/16.


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Albrighton featured five times in the FA Cup last season, scoring once, as Leicester lifted the trophy for the first time in their history.

He’s now agreed to a new deal which will keep him at the King Power until June 2024.

Speaking after the announcement, Albrighton told LCFC TV: “I’m delighted. Obviously, it’s a club that is progressing every single year.

“It’s a fantastic club with the people here and the direction that they’re going – it’s great to be a part of.

“I have always been the type of player and person who wants to establish himself at a club and stay there.

“I’m settled here and I’m really enjoying it.”

Albrighton and Leicester will be looking to end two years of Champions League heartbreak in the upcoming campaign.

They’ve spent a vast majority of the last two Premier League seasons in the top four, only to lose out in the final few weeks both times.

Last season they were beaten by Tottenham 4-2 on the final day, which saw Chelsea pick up fourth place.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has added three players to his squad to make it third time lucky.

Zambian forward Patson Daka was signed from Red Bull Salzburg for £27million.

He looks set to become Jamie Vardy’s long-term successor up front, alongside Kelechi Iheanacho.

Boubakary Soumare arrived from Lille at the start of July as the Foxes parted with £17m for his signature.

The midfielder appeared 32 times in Ligue 1 during the last campaign, helping Lille to end Paris Saint-Germain’s domestic dominance.

The final signing is Ryan Bertrand, who joined on a free transfer after running down his contract with Southampton.

The left-back will compete with Luke Thomas for a place in the side.

Speaking after his move earlier this month, Bertrand said: “I’m really happy to be here; joining Leicester really complimented my inner ambitions and what I still want to achieve in my career.

“Leicester have built something amazing over the years, especially since Brendan Rodgers has come in.

“It’s fantastic to be a part of this fantastic club and I’m going to give my all to try and do the fans proud.”

 





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