Kasper Schmeichel ends 11-year Leicester stay after completing move to France

Kasper Schmeichel Leicester July 2022

Veteran Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has completed his move to French Ligue 1 club Nice.

The 35-year-old stopper has brought to an end an 11-year spell with the Foxes during which he won the Premier League title and the FA Cup.

Schmeichel tweeted: “After 11 incredible seasons, I’ve made the difficult decision to leave Leicester.

“It’s been more than just a club to me, it’s been a place where I’ve made lifelong friends and memories – it has been my home.

“I wanted to share some of my favourite memories with you all.”

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha added: “Throughout his time with us and particularly as a captain and vice-captain, Kasper has always been a player willing to stand up and take responsibility, leading the team with distinction.

“His influence and his leadership on and off the pitch speak volumes about him as a professional, as a football player and as a human being.

“I know Leicester City supporters share the respect we all have for a player of Kasper’s standing after all his accomplishments as a footballer and captain and will join me in wishing him the very best for the next stage of his career in France with OGC Nice.”

Denmark international Schmeichel joined the Foxes from Leeds in 2011 and was a pivotal figure throughout the most successful period in the club’s history.

He won the Championship in 2014, the Premier League title in 2016, and the both FA Cup and Community Shield last year.

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