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England international pens Leicester contract

England international Danny Drinkwater has signed a new contract at Leicester City, the Premier League champions have confirmed via their official website.

The 26-year-old was a central component of the Foxes side that unexpectedly claimed last season’s title, contributing two goals and seven assists in 35 top flight appearances.

That impressive league form saw the central midfielder make his England debut in March and he picked up a further two caps as the Three Lions prepared for Euro 2016 – although he wasn’t included in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the tournament in France.

Was that the right call on Hodgson’s part? We’ll let you decide (courtesy of Squawka).

Drinkwater compared

Drinkwater becomes the latest major name to sign a new contract at the King Power Stadium this summer, following team-mates Kasper Schmeichel, Riyad Mahrez, Andy King, Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy.

The former Manchester United youngster’s new deal expires in 2021 – which should end rumours of Tottenham Hotspur eyeing the industrious midfielder.

After Drinkwater signed the new deal, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said; “Ever since I joined Leicester City, Danny has been one of our most consistent players. He’s a fantastic player and a fantastic man.

“He’s an important player for us and a very popular player in the dressing room. I want him to stay with us for a very long time.”

Here’s a look at Drinkwater’s five best passes for the Foxes last season:

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