Leicester star ends Man Utd talk after penning bumper new deal

Date published: Monday 24th August 2020 5:39

James Maddison has ended speculation about his future by signing a new four-year deal at Leicester.

The 23-year-old England international, who joined Leicester from Norwich in 2018 and had been linked with Manchester United, will now remain at the King Power Stadium until at least 2024.

He will reportedly earn £110,000-per-week as part of the new deal, which will net Maddison £23m over the next four years.

“I’m so happy to sign a new contract for this football club,” Maddison told the official Leicester website.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a Leicester City player. So many positive things are happening on and off the pitch and I’m delighted to be part of that.”

Leicester finished fifth in the Premier League last season to qualify for the 2020/21 Europa League. And Maddison added: “What we’ve achieved as a club this season is a huge step forward for us. I know there’s so much more to come from this team.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment since joining Leicester City. The supporters have been incredible to me and we’ve a fantastic set of players in that dressing room who are determined to show what we’re capable of doing together in both Europe and the Premier League next season.”

Maddison has scored 16 goals in 76 appearances for Leicester. He made his England debut against Montenegro in a Euro 2000 qualifier last November.

 

Mendy also commits future to Foxes

Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the King Power until 2022.

 

The 28-year-old Frenchman had signed a short-term agreement to allow him to complete last season’s coronavirus-hit campaign.

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers told LCFC.com: “I’ve enjoyed working with Papy since I arrived at Leicester City. The more I’ve seen of him, the more impressed I’ve been. So I’m delighted he’s extended his deal with the club as he has an important role to play.

“To have someone with his experience, quality and maturity is a big boost for us, especially with European football next season.

“He’s been first class for me and has played very well every time he’s featured, so I’m delighted that he’s committed to continuing to be part of what we’re trying to build at Leicester City.”

 

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