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Leicester City striker Vardy signs new four-year deal

Vardy (right) celebrates scoring last season Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has committed his future to the club, after signing a new four-year contract at the club.

The 27-year-old joined Leicester in the summer of 2012 from Fleetwood Town, and has scored 21 goals in 70 appearances since.

He netted 16 times last season helping Leicester secure the Championship title, and winning the Players'Player of the Year Award form his team-mates.

I'm over the moon. We all know that the club wants to keep improving and stay in the Premier League, and I definitely want to be a part of that.

Everyone knows the way that I've come back into football (from non-league), and we managed to get promoted last season, but now it's all about making sure that we stay in the Premier League.

(Manager) Nigel Pearson brought me here and he wants the club to maintain their Premier League status. He was a big influence (on him signing a new deal) and now I've just got to repay him on the field.

– Jamie Vardy, speaking to lcfc.com

Kasper Schmeichel stunner: Leicester City keeper scores bicycle kick

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel looks like he is auditioning for a new role up front ahead of the new season after scoring this spectacular bicycle kick in training.

The newly-promoted Premier League side are currently undergoing pre-season training in Austria.

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Pearson signs new three-year contract for Foxes

Leicester City host Everton in first Premier League game

Leicester City celebrate winning Championship season Credit: Tom Yates/PA Wire

Leicester City will host Everton at the King Power Stadium to start their Premier League campaign on August 16th.

The fixtures lists for next season have been released this morning.

The Foxes also will face Chelsea and Arsenal before the end of August.

See the full fixtures list for Leicester's first season back in the Premier League here.

Drinkwater signs new deal with Leicester

Daniel Drinkwater signs a new four-year deal at Leicester City Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Leicester City Midfielder Danny Drinkwater has signed a new four-year deal with the Foxes.

The 24-year-old made 49 appearances for Nigel Pearson's side last season and scored eight goals.

Drinkwater said: "I'm absolutely delighted to commit my future to Leicester City. The Club and the manager have shown a lot of faith in me since I joined and I've never enjoyed my football more than I did last season.

"It's an exciting time for the Club, going back into the Premier League. We've worked extremely hard to get there and I'm really looking forward to being part of the journey in the next four seasons as we look to establish the Club back in the top flight."

Drinkwater joined City from Manchester United in January 2012.

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Futacs leaves Leicester

Futacs has become a free agent with immediate effect Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Leicester have announced striker Marko Futacs has left the club after it was mutually agreed to cancel the remainder of his contract.

The Hungarian, who has been capped three times by his country, made just a handful of appearances for the Foxes during his two-year stint at the club and spent most of last season on loan at Diosgyori VTK, having previously been loaned to Blackpool.

It has been decided by both parties that he is surplus to requirements at the King Power Stadium and he becomes a free agent with immediate effect.

Kasper Schmeichel thanks fans after new deal signing

Kasper Schmeichel has thanked Leicester City fans following the signing of his new four year contract with the club.

The goalkeeper also said he is "delighted" to commit his future to Leicester City, who will be playing in the Premier League next season.

Kasper Schmeichel signs new four year Leicester deal

Kasper Schmeichel has signed a new four year contract with Leicester City, the club has announced.

Albrighton leaves Villa after 16 years for Leicester City

Villa's Marc Albrighton Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Aston Villa Winger Marc Albrighton's leaving Villa Park after 16 years to join Leicester City next month.

He will join on a four-year deal. Albrighton said:

“It was a great 16 years for me at Villa and I had some really wonderful times there that will stay with me forever. I’m coming away now with my head held high and really looking forward to this fresh challenge with Leicester. I just can’t wait to get going.

“I’ve spoken to the manager and I know he has big plans, so I just can’t wait to get started and be involved. Before I joined I spoke to a few people and nobody had a bad word to say about the manager or the Club, so I’m delighted to have everything agreed for the new season. "

“I’ve watched some of Leicester’s games over the last season and the lads have really played some great football. It’s incredible what they have achieved, and they’ve deserved every bit of their success."

“I’ve watched some of Leicester’s games over the last season and the lads have really played some great football. It’s incredible what they have achieved, and they’ve deserved every bit of their success."

“Now I’m looking forward to getting involved myself. I’m a direct player who is very positive with the ball and who likes to cross. All strikers say they like crosses in the box, and they can guarantee that I’ll be doing that for them.”

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