Jeffrey Schlupp has ended the speculation over his future by signing a new long-term deal with Leicester City, keeping him at the club until 2019.
Schlupp, who can play at left-back or on the wing and occasionally as a central striker, enjoyed an impressive campaign last season and was tentatively linked with a move away from the Foxes.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was tipped to make a move for the 22-year-old Ghana international, while Manchester United and Aston Villa have been mooted as potential suitors but Schlupp seems set to remain at the King Power Stadium for the time being after agreeing a new deal with the club.
A statement issued on the club’s official website read: “Jeffrey Schlupp has committed his future to Leicester City by signing a new contract to keep him at King Power Stadium until June 2019.
“The 22-year-old Ghana international enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Barclays Premier League, which culminated in a double triumph at the club’s end of season awards, where he won the Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year titles.”
Leicester have agreed a deal to bring in striker Shinji Okazaki from German side Mainz and boss Nigel Pearson is expected to sign several other players after guiding the club to safety last term.
The Foxes host Sunderland in the first round of fixtures and they’re 1.95 to take all three points.
Sunderland are 4.00 to win the match and a draw is priced at 3.25.