Leicester: Nine players released as others get new contracts

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Admiral Muskwe of Leicester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus)

Foxes of Leicester brings you every piece of latest news from Leicester City along with our unique analysis. Some seniors and development squad players have been released by the Foxes, as others get new deals.

Every year it’s the same, it must be more difficult to be in football management even at youth level comparatively with certain jobs: imagine explaining to a teenager that their dream is over at that particular club.

As each campaign comes to an end, senior personnel is also shed each time; in Leicester’s case in 2021, it is no easy goodbye, as three title-winners leave the east Midlands club. Captain Wes Morgan will be fondly remembered as he goes into an executive capacity somewhere. While Christian Fuchs is to partake in a bit of punditry. Finally, Matty James is expected to join a Championship outfit; he impressed at Coventry City last season.

Six youth and LCFC Development Squad players were also let go by the King Power outfit: Darnell Johnson – a onetime skipper for the Under-23s is perhaps the most notable athlete excluded – Layton Ndukwu, Oli Bosworth, Darragh O’Connor, Dempsey Arlott-John and Azeem Abdulai from the latter team. Meanwhile four youth scholars were also determined not to be kept: Johnly Yfeko, Johnson Gyamfi, Adam Leathers and Daniel Obi. FoL’s information comes via Leicestershire Live.

The lucky Foxes to be awarded new deals are: Josh Knight, Tyrese Shade, Kasey McAteer and Admiral Muskwe. Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic will apparently sign another one-year extension to his contract; although, Sam Hughes and Sidnei Tavares are thought to still be negotiating. Tavares could become a huge talent, therefore Leicester must come to an agreement:

However, new contracts have been offered to midfielder Sidnei Tavares and defender Sam Hughes that have yet to be signed.

Tavares played three first-team games this season, and started in the win at Brighton, but has attracted interest from overseas and City face a battle to keep him.

Via Jordan Blackwell, Leicestershire Live