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Matty James signs contract extension until 2021

Four more years! Four more years!

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In what could possibly be the best news we’ll get today, midfield Matty James signed a four-year contract extension which will keep him at the King Power through 2021.

The 26-year-old ruptured his knee during a 2-0 win over Southampton, the match that put City on verge of achieving the Great Escape. He missed the Leicester entire 2015/16 Premier League-winning season recovering from the injury. Last year, he impressed on-loan for Barnsley in the Championship after making a single appearing for the Foxes in November.

For those of you who started following Leicester City during the magical 2015/16 campaign, you may not remember that James partnered with Danny Drinkwater in a midfield that dominated the Championship in 2013/14, or that it was the former Preston North End loanee, not Drinky, who was paired with Argentine legend Esteban Cambiasso the following year.

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No snarky comments this time, just a lot of class in this photo.
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The point is: He’s always been a quality player. The only surprise regarding James’ early season form is that he has shaken off the rust so quickly. His putting pen to paper to paper for the Foxes is great news.