Leicester skipper Morgan extends deal

Wes Morgan has played 700 games for Leicester and captained them to the EPL title in 2015.
Wes Morgan has played 700 games for Leicester and captained them to the EPL title in 2015.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan has signed a new one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced.

The 35-year-old defender's previous deal was set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

Morgan has scored two goals in 19 Premier League appearances for the Foxes this season, including a last-minute header which clinched his side a 2-1 weekend win at Burnley.

"Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new one-year contract extension with the football club to June 2020," Leicester confirmed on their official website.

"The 35-year-old, who made his 700th appearance in club football against Burnley on Saturday, has been an assured presence for the Foxes this season and will now continue his Leicester City journey into a ninth campaign."

The former Nottingham Forest centre-half joined Leicester in 2012 and skippered the club to their Premier League title success in 2016.

The Foxes, who appointed Brendan Rodgers as manager at the end of February after sacking Claude Puel, are 10th in the table after winning three of their last four matches.

Australian Associated Press