Marc Albrighton delighted to extend Foxes stay


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Leicester City winger Marc Albrighton has expressed his delight at committing his long-term future to a “family club” after he signed a new contract to keep him on board until 2022.

Leicester announced on Friday that the 29-year-old had inked a new deal at the King Power Stadium.

Albrighton joined from Midlands neighbours Aston Villa in 2014 and has since gone on to make more than 170 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals.

He was a key member of the famous Premier League title-winning Leicester squad of 2015/16 while he also scored Leicester’s first ever Champions League goal the following season. “Leicester offered me a deal and I was always going to sign it,” Albrighton said.

“I’ve had some good times here and hopefully I can continue to do so.”

In what has been a traumatic few months for everyone at Leicester, Albrighton says the ethos of the club has never changed and that adds to the appeal.

“When I first signed, I looked at the squad that was in the dressing room and the club itself in terms of its fan base and what sort of club it was,” he added.

“It was a family club back then and it’s a family club now. It’s something that suits me down to the ground. It really fit in well with me as a person and it’s the perfect fit for me.”

Leicester are 3.30 to win at Wolves on Saturday. The home side are favourites at 2.30 while the draw at Molineux is 3.20.

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