Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has signed a new four-year deal with Leicester City, warding off interest from Manchester United and AC Milan.

Schmeichel’s contract was set to expire during the summer but has comitted his future to the newly promoted side.

Man United and Italian giants AC Milan were both monitoring the 27-year-old, but were unable to offer Schmeichel the first-team action he required.

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The Dane played a pivotal role for the Foxes when they won the Championship title with a club-record of 102 points last season.

And Leicester boss Nigel Pearson stated on the club’s official website: “I’m delighted that Kasper will be staying with us; it’s terrific news for our club and fully deserved recognition for his application and consistency, certainly during my time here.

“Kasper has been as driven as anyone to help take this club back to the Premier League and now that we have achieved that, he fully deserves the opportunity to play at that level.

“A player of his quality will have had a number of options available to him, but he wants to remain part of what we’re doing at Leicester, which says a lot for where we’re going as a football club.”

Kasper’s father Peter Schmeichel is a Manchester United legend, playing at the club for eight years and finished off his Red Devils career by winning the Treble in 1999.

 

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