Schmeichel ready to prove his Premier League quality with Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel has signed a new contract at Leicester City, which is designed to keep him at the King Power Stadium until the end of the 2017/18 season.

The 27-year-old, the son of Manchester United legend Peter, played every minute of the Foxes’ 46 league matches this season, conceding just 43 goals as he helped his side to the Championship title and a place in the Premier League next term. But with his contract set to expire during the summer, he was attracting interest from a number of clubs at home and abroad.

However, Schmeichel has decided to extend his stay with the side he has been associated with since joining from Leeds United in 2011. And the Denmark international has revealed his delight at penning the new contract, and the goalkeeper is already looking forward to next season when his objective will be to keep out the likes of Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez.

“I’m tremendously proud to sign for this great club again,” Schmeichel told the club’s website. “Leicester has felt like home since the day I arrived three years ago and always felt like the right choice for me. I was always confident my future would be sorted once we achieved our objective of winning promotion to the Premier League and I’d like to thank the owners and the manager for making it happen. I can’t wait to play for this club in the Premier League.”

Schmeichel began his career at Manchester City, having progressed through their youth team to spent seven years at the club, during which he featured in the Premier League. He was unable to establish himself as the number one choice at the Etihad Stadium though, and had several loan spells before eventually joining Notts County on a permanent deal in 2009.

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