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Schmeichel signs new Leicester deal

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has signed a new five-year contract with the Foxes, keeping him at the King Power Stadium until 2021.

The 29-year-old Danish international joined the club back in 2011, and played a big role in the club earning promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14. He played every single league games last season as Leicester defied all the odds to win the Premier League title. Schmeichel only conceded 36 goals, and held 15 clean sheets.

“I’m delighted – we’ve been talking for a while now and finally come to an agreement, so I’m buzzing and I can’t wait for the season to start,” Schmeichel told lcfc.com after the new deal was inked on Saturday.

“It was a case of coming back after having won the Premier League, making sure that the hunger was the same within myself and the squad. I’m absolutely convinced that this is the place for me to be.

“We’ve taken some massive steps and ever since I’ve arrived, it’s been fantastic from minute one. Everyone has welcomed me ever since I walked through the door.

“Obviously it’s massive – five years is a long time in football and that obviously means a lot that the Club wants to sign me up for so long.

“I’m just going to be working harder each day to become a better goalkeeper for Leicester. I want to try and improve myself and ultimately that will be good for the Club.”

Schmeichel was in net on Sunday as Leicester suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in the Community Shield.

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