Leicester winger ‘delighted’ after signing contract extension

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Leicester winger ‘delighted’ after signing contract extension

Leicester winger Marc Albrighton says he’s ‘delighted’ after signing a contract extension at the club.

The Englishman joined Leicester on a free transfer from Aston Villa seven years ago.

He’s proved to be a great signing, making over 250 appearances since then and helping the Foxes to win the Premier League title in 2015/16.



Albrighton featured five times in the FA Cup last season, scoring once, .

He’s now agreed to a new deal which will keep him at the King Power until June 2024.

Speaking after the announcement, : “I’m delighted. Obviously, it’s a club that is progressing every single year.

“It’s a fantastic club with the people here and the direction that they’re going – it’s great to be a part of.

“I have always been the type of player and person who wants to establish himself at a club and stay there.

“I’m settled here and I’m really enjoying it.”

Albrighton and Leicester will be looking to end two years of Champions League heartbreak in the upcoming campaign.

They’ve spent a vast majority of the last two Premier League seasons in the top four, only to lose out in the final few weeks both times.

Last season they were , which saw pick up fourth place.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has added three players to his squad to make it third time lucky.

Zambian forward Patson Daka was .

He looks set to become Jamie Vardy’s long-term successor up front, alongside Kelechi Iheanacho.

Boubakary Soumare arrived from Lille at the start of July as the Foxes parted with £17m for his signature.

The midfielder appeared 32 times in Ligue 1 during the last campaign, helping Lille to end Paris Saint-Germain’s domestic dominance.

The final signing is Ryan Bertrand, who joined on a free transfer after running down his contract with Southampton.

The left-back will compete with Luke Thomas for a place in the side.

Speaking after his move earlier this month, : “I’m really happy to be here; joining Leicester really complimented my inner ambitions and what I still want to achieve in my career.

“Leicester have built something amazing over the years, especially since Brendan Rodgers has come in.

“It’s fantastic to be a part of this fantastic club and I’m going to give my all to try and do the fans proud.”

 

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Man Utd starlet signs new deal before leaving on loan

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Man Utd starlet signs new deal before leaving on loan

Man Utd youngster Di’Shon Bernard has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 20-year-old is a talented centre-back who has been part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pre-season camp.

He will now spend the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Championship side Hull City in an attempt to gain more experience.


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Bernard becomes Grant McCann’s sixth summer signing at the KCOM stadium.

The Tigers have already brought in three players on free transfers, as well as Ryan Longman on loan from Brighton and Nathan Baxter on loan from .

Speaking after the move was confirmed, Bernard told BBC Radio Humberside: “I’m very excited to join Hull City and hopefully it can be a very successful season for us.

“They’re a big club, they used to be in the Premier League and hopefully they can get back to that spot and I can do my part to get them there.

“I think they (the fans) can expect me to be very aggressive, someone that’s good on the ball, brings the ball out, plays through the lines, very vocal.

“I’m a shot-blocker so they can expect a lot from me.”

McCann told Hull’s official website: “The fact he’s been in the Manchester United first team the past few weeks and been part of their pre-season plans shows how highly they think of him.

“From speaking to Michael Carrick, and one or two other people at Man Utd and Salford, I feel it’s a positive progression for the lad.

“He’s confident and got lots of qualities; he’s quick, good at handling the ball, aggressive in the way he plays, wants to play on the front foot and likes to drive forward.”

Bernard, who can also operate as a right-back if needed, has been at Man Utd since the age of 16.

He featured in the Red Devils’ pre-season friendlies against Derby County and QPR.

This is the second loan spell of the player’s career.

He spent last season at Salford and made 29 appearances in League Two, scoring two goals.

He helped the club to finish eighth in the table on 71 points.

 

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