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Leaving Leicester City, Kasper Schmeichel opts to join Nice

crazy ball – Shocking news comes from Leicester City. The 2015/16 Premier League champions lost goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who moved to Nice on a three-year deal this summer.

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This step is of course very surprising. Because the Foxes made the 35-year-old goalkeeper their mainstay for more than a decade, including when they won the Premier League. The Foxes also reported the transfer of the Danish player on the official website Twitter– his.

In a deep and heartfelt tribute to Leicester on their official website. “After 11 years at Leicester, Kasper Schmeichel has moved to Nice, ending an extraordinary career with the Foxes,” Leicester said in a statement. SonSport.

The Foxes have confirmed that the son of legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has signed a three-year contract with the French club. Kasper himself has joined Leicester since 2011, after defending Leeds United for one season.

Kasper Schmeichel has become a legend for the Foxes where he played in 478 games, notably helping the club to a surprise Premier League title win in 2016.

Schmeichel was previously vice-captain at the King Power Stadium, then took over as captain after Wes Morgan retired, then led the Foxes to lift the FA Cup trophy in 2021.

Following the news of his departure, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that his club would not be signing a replacement goalkeeper. Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said the club legend will always be part of the Foxes family.

“Kasper has always been an available player to play and take responsibility, leading a team with a difference,” said the Thai businessman.

“His influence and leadership on and off the field speak volumes about him as a professional, as a footballer and as a person,” he added.

“I know the Leicester City fans shared the respect we all have for a player like Kasper, after all his achievements as a player and captain of the team. The fans will join me in wishing him the best for his career in France with OGC Nice,” said Srivaddhanaprabha.

With the departure of Schmeichel, Leicester only have Danny Ward who will step into the mainstay of the Foxes next season.

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