Leicester extend deals of Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Eldin Jakupovic
Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan are potentially set to once again represent Leicester City in the UEFA Champions League | Photo: Plumb Images

Leicester City have confirmed contract extensions for captain Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Eldin Jakupovic

The Foxes' trio were set to the depart the East Midlands at the end of the current campaign but will now remain with Brendan Rodgers' men until the summer of 2021. 

10 seasons with Leicester

Having signed for the club from Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest back in January 2012 for around £1million, Morgan now 36, has forged a reputation as one of the most fearsome centre-backs in the club's history. 

Over 310 appearances in that time, the former Jamaican international has played a key role in some of the most decisive moments for Leicester including promotion from the Championship, survival and of course the miraculous title win of 2015/16. He also became the first player to captain the club in the UEFA Champions League, as well as scoring the first goal as they reached the quarter-finals of the competition at the expense of Spanish outfit Sevilla

Meanwhile, Austrian defender Fuchs has also become an extremely popular man at the King Power Stadium since arriving from Schalke 04 on a free transfer in 2015. Making 133 appearances to date, he also played an extremely important part in the Foxes' Premier League title success under Claudio Ranieri, also developing a reputation of being capable of the spectacular. 

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Option between the sticks

Elsewhere, one further deal that comes as somewhat of a surprise is the deal offered to goalkeeper Jakupovic. Signed from relegated Hull City at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, the Swiss has only made four appearances for the club, with his last coming on the final day of that campaign. He has usually been behind Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward in the pecking order but now remains an option for Rodgers for a further year. 

Whilst Morgan, Fuchs and Jakupovic have all agreed deals to stay in the East Midlands for another campaign, one departure has already been confirmed, with club legend Andy King set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the 2019/20 season.