Leicester City have been working hard to get their core players to re-up with new contracts and once again they have nailed down another piece of the puzzle.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Leicester City standout midfielder, Danny Drinkwater for the last few weeks.
However, Drinkwater and the Foxes put an end to those transfer rumors yesterday as the 26-year-old put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the club.
Drinkwater joins Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan as star first team players having signed new contracts this summer.
Speaking to the Guardian the England international commented on his love for the club and how it has helped to move his career forward:
"“I’ve loved playing for this club, it’s been perfect for me and my career and I want to be here for a long time to come. I couldn’t be happier.”"
The loss of N’Golo Kante continues to be a sore spot for the Foxes and Drinkwater will be one part of the solution as he gets used to taking on a new partner in Nampalys Mendy.
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Their partnership is going to be crucial in the clubs march towards defending their title as well as their goals in their first ever UEFA Champions League campaign.
Earlier today the club were drawn into Group G but former Liverpool legend Ian Rush and will be joined by Portuguese side FC Porto, Belgian Champions Club Brugge and Danish Champions FC Copenhagen.
Manager Claudio Ranieri was delighted at the completion of Drinkwater’s new deal in his comments post the announcement:
"“He’s a fantastic player and a fantastic man.He’s an important player for us and a very popular player in the dressing room.I want him to stay with us for a very long time.”"
Last season Drinkwater made 37 appearances for the Leicester last season and he is certain to be needed for potentially even more than that as the side are still working on their depth for all competitions.