Ritchie De Laet: Leicester City defender signs four-year deal

Ritchie De Laet
De Laet has scored five goals in 146 career appearances

Defender Ritchie De Laet has signed a new four-year contract with Premier League club Leicester City.

The 25-year-old right-back, who joined the Foxes from Manchester United in May 2012 for an undisclosed fee, has made 11 appearances this season.

De Laet appeared six times for United between 2009 and 2012 and had loan spells with Sheffield United, Preston, Portsmouth and Norwich.

He is a Belgium international and has made two appearances for his country.

"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 with them," De Laet told the club's website.external-link

"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."

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