Marc Albrighton agrees new contract at Leicester City
Marc Albrighton has agreed to stay at the King Power Stadium until 2020 (Photo: Plumb Imgaes)

Marc Albrighton agrees new contract at Leicester City

The former Aston Villa man will now stay at the King Power Stadium until 2020 after penning a new, four-year deal.

Daniel Orme

After seeing numerous key players pen new deals at the King Power Stadium, fans will be delighted to see Marc Albrighton also sign a new, long-term contract with Leicester City.

Agreeing to play his football for another four years in the East Midlands, which will see him take his time with the Foxes' until at least 2020, supporters will hope to see even more high-energy performances that the Tamworth-born winger has become known for on Filbert Way.

Crucial component

Since signing for Leicester City on a free transfer from Midlands rivals Aston Villa in the summer of 2014, Albrighton has slowly but surely become one of the first names on the team-sheet under the likes of Nigel Pearson and Claudio Ranieri.

Albeit not afforded many chances at the very beginning of his Leicester City career, the former England under-21 international managed to force his way into the squad and was a crucial player as the Foxes plundered seven wins out of their last nine games during the 2014/15 season to infamously escape from relegation to the Championship. That season, he scored twice and notched three assists in 18 Premier League appearances but it was the following campaign, in which Ranieri's men amazingly lifted the title, that he really secured the left-wing position for his own.

Opening the campaign with a breath-taking performance against Sunderland, in which he found the net once and set-up two further goals, he made an appearance in every single league game. Even more impressively, finding the back of the net a further time, the popular midfielder managed to provide seven assists in all competitions. So, supporters will be delighted to remain at the club.

The Foxes' No.11 has become a key player in his time at the club | Photo: Getty
The Foxes' No.11 has become a key player in his time at the club | Photo: Getty

"Exciting times"

Talking to (the Foxes' official website) after committing his future to the club for another four years, Albrighton was quick to highlight the positivity at the King Power Stadium - a crucial reason as to why he penned his new contract. Drawing attention to the "good feeling around the place" along with the "amazing times" that he has enjoyed since becoming a Fox, his reasons to stay at the club appear to be with great foundation.

Also saying that "the club has been great" to him since joining, it's clear the 26-year-old has grown some affection for the Premier League champions in his two years in the East-Midlands.

However, the talented wide-man has made it clear that he does not intend to stand still despite the club reaching the "ultimate by winning the league last year". He said that it is "exciting times ahead for Leicester City Football Club", something that he wishes "to be part of".