After winning the Premier League last season, Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been rewarded with a new five-year deal worth £100,000 per week.
The Danish giant was instrumental to Leicester City’s title win last season, conceding just 36 goals in 38 games. Underrated by many, his quick release to set Vardy, Mahrez and Albrighton on the counter-attack last season was key to Leicester City’s success which he is now reaping the rewards from.
Kasper, who played every single minute last season had to say:
"“I’m just buzzing and I can’t wait for the season to get started”"
"“It was a very easy decision. It was a case of coming back after winning the Premier League and making sure that the hunger was the same within myself and the squad. I’ve come back absolutely convinced that this is the place for me to be.”"
The 29 year old Danish international went on to say:
"“We’ve taken some massive steps and ever since I arrived it’s been fantastic. I’ve loved being here from minute one.”"
Kasper Schmeichel has joined the foxes’ top goalscorer Jamie Vardy and club veteran Andy King in signing a new contract and will be urging team-mates Danny Drinkwater and PFA ‘Player of the year’ Riyad Mahrez to do the same, both of which have had interest shown from London clubs Tottenham and Arsenal.
The Algerian superstar Riyad Mahrez will be next on owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s list to tie down, with interest from Arsenal heating up and Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri admitting to Riyad being distracted by the speculation.
Mahrez will need to get his head down for tomorrows clash with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the Community Shield, which will be Leicester City’s first chance to win some silverware ahead of the upcoming season where they’ll be looking to defend their title.