Leicester City’s Danny Simpson is close to signing a long term contract after saying that he’d ‘love to sign a new deal’ with the Premier League champions.
With just one year left on his current deal, Leicester City’s number one right-back looks to secure himself a deal which would reportedly be until 2018.
This would make him one of eight players that have signed new contracts this season, with both Jamie Vardy and PFA ‘Player of The Year’ Riyad Mahrez turning down big money moves to London giants Arsenal to continue playing at the King Power stadium.
Along with Vardy and Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater, Ben Chilwell, club veteran Andy King, Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan have all signed new, improved long term contracts along with the brains behind the project, Claudio Ranieri also putting pen to paper.
Speaking to the media, Simpson said:
"“Everyone knows I love Leicester. I want to stay here. I have never been in a team like this. It is such a good group, top boys. I think we are going places.”"
"“‘Obviously we have the Champions League. I feel I am playing the best football of my career.”"
Fellow teammates Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy both got called up to the England side which is set to play Slovakia on Sunday.
Simpson was considered a dark horse to get into the side after a stellar 2015/16 campaign which saw him become untouchable at right-back as he played every game after Ritchie DeLaet was dropped.
It may come as a surprise to many but Danny Simpson is one of few in this Leicester City side that has European experience after Sir Alex Ferguson gave him the nod against Dynamo Kiev and Roma at the age of 20.
Danny Simpson commented on the experience:
"“I’ve played a couple of games but I was only young. I was coming in playing with lads at United – Ronaldo and all them.”"
"“I was only young so I took for granted a little bit. Obviously you go through your path and get to this point, so it’s going to mean a lot more now, especially playing for Leicester.”"