Happy Monday, Leicester City supporters! You’re probably at work now, enjoying the happiest Monday you have in some time. No? Did you somehow miss the news out of Belvoir Drive?
Well, let the club’s official Twitter account regale you with what went down while you were ‘enjoying’ a weekend without Premier League football:
#lcfc is delighted to announce that @HarryMaguire93 has signed a new five-year contract with the Club!— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 9, 2018
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That’s pretty big news, wouldn’t you say? After a summer of speculation that he’d be off to north of England to join Manchester United, we were able to keep the 25-year-old in Leicester on deadline day. Now this.
Cementing himself as a regular with the England National Team, Maguire has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last few seasons, with his outstanding performances for City warranting inclusion in the World Cup squad this past summer.
Now signing a 5-year extension with City, Maguire effectively has told the world (and this gushing writer) that Leicester is the place for him, even as his star continues to rise.
And speaking of rising stars, two of City’s youngest and brightest just joined Maguire in the senior England camp for their match against Switzerland, which happens to be tomorrow at the King Power Stadium in Les-tah.
Have a look:
#lcfc duo @BenChilwell and @22Demarai have earned maiden senior @England call-ups for Tuesday’s game at King Power Stadium!— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 9, 2018
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It’s all happening, folks. It’s all happening.
Excellent for club and the junior ranks of the Three Lions setup, Chilwell and Gray are practically linked at the hip and have come on together over the last few years. Both established starters for the Foxes, it didn’t come as a surprise to many when the announcement was made, given the impact they have both had so far this season.
And yes, the match against Switzerland is being played in Leicester, a first for the city since 2003 when Serbia and Montenegro came to town. In the lineup that day for England was another Leicester hero, one that goes by Emile Heskey. Just typing his name brings me joy.
So settle in, Leicester...the next few days should be a couple of good ones.