Leicester City had a busy day in terms of major announcements on Wednesday with the club confirming Christian Fuchs has signed a new deal before it was revealed that Shinji Okazaki and Danny Simpson are to depart the club.
All three players were crucial during the Foxes’ memorable Premier League triumph.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 8, 2019
Okazaki was a thorn in a host of sides during their remarkable season in 2015/16 and established a tricky partnership alongside Jamie Vardy.
However, after Leicester’s final game with Chelsea this weekend, he will no longer be a Foxes player.
Tributes poured in for the Japanese striker who was dubbed a club legend and one of the immortals by two fans on Twitter.
Another supporter said they’d miss Okazaki’s smile whilst a further individual thanked him for all of the goals he scored. One fan chose to focus on a sensational bicycle kick he found the net with against Newcastle.
Here’s the best of the reaction to the news he will be leaving in the summer…
— Hem Mistry (@hem_mistry) May 8, 2019
a great professional who gave 110% every time he pulled on the shirt – all the best for the future @okazakiofficial
— MEwol (@cwol101) May 8, 2019
A legend of the club. Good luck & thank you ?
— Edward Barge (@EdwardBarge) May 8, 2019
Going to miss that smile and that tenacity that you brought to every game you played in #LCFC legend
— Stevie Joy #LCFC (@Stevie_Joy) May 8, 2019
Thanks for everything, Shinji, you’re one of the Immortals!
— Sacred passenger (@komodomymanor) May 8, 2019
Cheers for all the important goals, the relentless hard work, and the best smile in football! We couldn’t have won the league without you. I hope you sign off with a scuffed goal that goes in off both posts on Sunday!
— Dicko (@DickoLCFC) May 8, 2019
Thank you. Proper legend???
— Craig Holt (@CraigosHolt) May 8, 2019
Were all going to miss you Shinji.
— James Turner ?? (@JamesTu_lcfc) May 8, 2019
Farewell Shinji. It’s been emotional ?
— ??? ???????? (@gkempster) May 8, 2019
Thanks ?? for all the great memories and helping to make our dreams come true! #legend
— Chris chapman (@Chappers28) May 8, 2019