Kasper Schmeichel leaves Leicester City after 11 years

Kasper Schmeichel has ended his 11-year tenure at Leicester to join Nice

By Web Desk
August 04, 2022
Kasper Schmeichel — AFP

KARACHI: Leicester City captain Kasper Schmeichel left the English Premier League club after 11 years and joined Nice of Ligue 1.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper joined the Foxes from Leeds and made 479 appearances, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Community Shield.

Schmeichel was also a member of the 2013–14 championship team.

He follows Aaron Ramsey to Nice after the Welshman made a move after his deal with Juventus expired.

Schmeichel, who has represented Denmark 84 times, was permitted to leave Leicester.

Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: "Throughout his time with us and particularly as a captain and vice-captain, Kasper has always been a player willing to stand up and take responsibility, leading the team with distinction.

"His influence and his leadership on and off the pitch speak volumes about him as a professional, as a football player and as a human being.

"I know Leicester City supporters share the respect we all have for a player of Kasper's standing after all his accomplishments as a footballer and captain and will join me in wishing him the very best for the next stage of his career in France."

The only team in the top five leagues in Europe without a new player this summer is Leicester, and manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged they had to carefully manage their finances.