Leicester, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Leicester City defender Ritchie de
Laet has signed a four-year contract extension, the Premier League club
announced on Wednesday.
De Laet, 25, has started all 11 of the Foxes’ Premier League matches this
season and has made 97 appearances for the club since arriving from Manchester
United in 2012.
“I’m so happy to sign a new deal here at Leicester,” De Laet told the club’s
official website. “I’m settled, my family has settled and hopefully it’ll be a
good thing for the club and me.
“Leicester took a risk with me at the start when they brought me here without
a lot of experience and they stuck with me, so now I’m doing the same thing
“It’s been nearly the same group since I’ve been here. Most have signed new
contracts to stay with Leicester, so we’re a group that are tied together and
we’ll fight together to stay in the Premier League.”
Leicester City currently sit in 18th place in the Premier League with nine
points, and will have a chance to start their climb back up the table when the
club returns from the international break to face Sunderland on Nov. 22 at the
King Power Stadium.