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Leicester City sign Wes Morgan to one-year contract extension

Big Wes to remain at the King Power through the 2019/20 season.

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It’s not the most flattering angle, but the trophy makes everyone look better.
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Leicester City Football Club announced on Monday that defender (and absolute legend) Wes Morgan had put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep Captain Morgan with the club for an additional year. Morgan, who made his 700th club appearance on Saturday, expressed his delight at the opportunity to spend another year at the King Power:

“It means a lot to me. We’ve been through so many ups and downs together as a Football Club, and I’ve been right at the heart of it from the very beginning, so to extend my time here means very much to me and I’m very happy.”

The former Nottingham Forest man’s list of accomplishments is as impressive as his imposing stature. He led the club to promotion from the League Championship, held things together during the Great Escape, oh, and he just played every minute captaining a Premier League winning-side, becoming only the third outfield player to do so.

Leicester City v Everton - Premier League
I will never, ever get tired of posting these photos.
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I remember when manager Nigel Pearson and the Leicester recruiting team made acquiring Morgan’s services their top priority. The club made it clear that they would stop at nothing to pry Forest’s captain away from them. It took the princely sum of £1 million to force their hand. That amount proved an incredible bargain, but at the time, that was a big number for a 27 year-old defender who’d never played in the top flight.

Morgan expressed his eagerness to work with the next generation of Leicester stars after signing the extension:

“I can see a very, very bright future for Leicester City. We’ve got a lot of young players who have so much potential and even the current players we’ve got, we’ve got so much experience, we’ve been through it all and we can help the younger players to achieve their full potential.

The terms of Morgan’s extension were not disclosed at the time of the announcement.