Morgan 'proud' to ink Leicester contract that runs till 2019
LEICESTER City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new contract designed to keep him at the King Power Stadium until June 2019, the English champions said in a statement on Tuesday.
The inspirational 32-year-old led 5,000-1 outsiders Leicester to a fairytale Premier League title success last season based on his defensive organisation.
"To commit my future to Leicester City is a wonderful feeling. Everyone knows how I feel about playing for this club and with my team-mates so I'm proud to have the chance to carry on wearing the shirt long-term," said Morgan.
Last season, he became only the third outfield player to feature in every minute of a Premier League title-winning campaign after Chelsea's John Terry (2014-15) and Manchester United's Gary Pallister (1992-93).
Since joining the Foxes from Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest in January 2012, Morgan has made 196 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals, including two in last season's title run-in against Southampton and United.
But it was his defensive work that stood out, as Leicester conceded just 11 league goals in 2016 en route to the title, earning him a place in the PFA Team of the Year.
"Wes is a leader and a warrior. I'm so happy that he's committed his future to Leicester City Football Club," said the team's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri.
The experienced Morgan, who did not play in the top flight until he was 30, has featured in all four divisions during his career.
He has logged a total of more than 600 appearances.