Leicester City: Captain Wes Morgan signs new three-year deal

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan
Wes Morgan played 408 games for Nottingham Forest before joining Leicester City in 2012

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new three-year contract at the newly-promoted Premier League club.

The defender played in all but one of Leicester's Championship matches in last season's title-winning side.

"I'm delighted to finally commit my future to this club," Morgan, 30, told the club's official website. external-link

The Jamaica international joined Leicester City from Nottingham Forest in January 2012 for a fee believed to be in the region of £1m.

Morgan had only 12 months remaining on his current deal, and Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is delighted the player has committed his future to the club as they return to the top flight after a ten-year absence.

"Wes has been every bit the captain we hoped he would be when we signed him two-and-a-half years ago," Pearson said.

"He's a leader on and off the pitch, sets a terrific example for young players and is an extremely positive influence on the squad."

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