- Ricardo Pereira signs contract extension to 2026
- The right-back joined the Foxes from Porto in May 2018
- He has made over 100 appearances in all competitions for the Club
The Portuguese international right-back, who joined City from Porto in May 2018, has made more than 100 appearances in all competitions for the Club to-date.
An attacking full-back, Ricardo has caught the eye with a number of exciting performances during his time on Filbert Way, with the 28-year-old featuring on 14 occasions so far this term.
Speaking to LCFC.com, Ricardo said: “I would say this is the natural thing to happen. I’m happy here. I think the Club is happy. It’s a win-win situation. To be in the Premier League, at a club like Leicester, it’s something when I was young which was far, far away. Now, I have to enjoy the moment and enjoy the present and keep doing by best for the Club and for me.”
Ricardo Signs New Leicester City Deal!
How Leicester City announced the news that Ricardo Pereira has signed a new deal until at least 2026.
Born in Lisbon, Ricardo started his senior career with Vitória de Guimarães, and made his Primeira Liga debut in a 3-1 win over Pacos de Ferreira in April 2012.
He signed for Porto in July 2013 and made his first UEFA Champions League appearance against Lille a year later, before joining Nice on loan in summer 2015.
While in France, where he spent two seasons, he established himself as one of the best full-backs in Ligue 1, playing 56 times for Les Aiglons.
His performances in the south of France earned him a move to Filbert Way and he joined the Foxes from Porto in May 2018.
He made his Premier League bow against Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the 2018/19 campaign and endeared himself to the Blue Army with a string of impressive displays.
New Contract A Win-Win Situation, Says Ricardo
Hear from full-back Ricardo Pereira after the Portuguese committed his future to Leicester City with a new deal until 2026.
Building a reputation as one of the most talented full-backs in the Premier League, Ricardo was named the Club’s Player and Players' Player of the Year at the conclusion of his maiden year as a Fox.
His stock continued to rise in 2019/20, with goals against Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle and West Ham United leading to victories on all three occasions, and although injury cut short that season, he returned to action in 2020/21.
Internationally, he has represented Portugal at various youth levels before making the step-up to the senior side and starring for his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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