Leicester announce PL title winner is one of three key players on release list

    Leicester have announced that Marc Albrighton, Kelechi Iheanacho and Dennis Praet will all leave the club as free agents this summer.

    Albrighton departs after spending a decade at the Foxes in which he made 313 appearances across all competitions.


    Albrighton leaves Leicester after ten years at the clubCredit: Getty

    The 34-year-old played in all of Leicester’s Premier League matches when they incredibly defied to odds to win the title in 2016.

    But his departure means that Jamie Vardy, who has signed a new one-year-deal, is the only remaining member of that winning squad.

    Albrighton also won the FA Cup and the Championship with the club, with the midfielder making 12 appearances last season.

    Iheanacho, who signed from Manchester City in 2017, is also leaving Leicester ahead of next season.

    The 27-year-old striker scored 61 goals in 232 appearances for the club, with five of his strikes coming last season in the Championship.

    He also won the FA Cup and second-tier title with the Foxes, but will be set for pastures new for next season.

    Midfielder Praet will also be departing the King Power Stadium this summer, doing so after five years at the club.

    He signed from Sampdoria in 2019 and went on to make 107 appearances, also winning the FA Cup and Championship title.

    Iheanacho also departs the club ahead of next season


    Iheanacho also departs the club ahead of next seasonCredit: Getty
    Praet will leave Leicester too after his five-year spell


    Praet will leave Leicester too after his five-year spellCredit: Getty

    Leicester also confirmed they are in discussions with Wilfred Ndidi over his future as his contract expires this summer.

    The Foxes are currently seeking a new manager after Enzo Maresca left to become the new head coach at Chelsea.

    Brendan Rodgers reveals transfer regret over Ademola Lookman during his Leicester City reign

    talkSPORT understands former Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is emerging as a leading contender for the vacancy.

    Leicester have held initial talks with the Welshman, who left the City Ground in December.

    West Brom’s Carlos Corberan was widely seen as the leading contender for the job, but his required compensation package could prove to be a stumbling block.

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