Fuchs Commits Future To Foxes With New Deal

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has signed a new contract to keep him at King Power Stadium until June 2019.
- Christian Fuchs signs a new contract with Leicester City until 2019
- The defender was a key part of Claudio Ranieri’s squad that won the 2015/16 league title
- Fuchs has started every Premier League and UEFA Champions League fixture this season
- The Austrian has clocked up 45 appearances since joining on a free transfer last summer

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has signed a new contract to keep him at King Power Stadium until June 2019.

The 30-year-old excelled in his debut Premier League season last term with his flawless displays as part of City’s defence and was a key component in their march to the title.
Fuchs made his 45th appearance in a Leicester shirt on Tuesday night as he helped the team keep another clean sheet in a 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over FC Copenhagen – again underlining his importance to the squad.  
Speaking to LCFC TV, Fuchs said:“I’m happy. I’m committed to the Club. We had a great last season and we’ve also done well so far this season in the Champions League.
“I’m happy here and I’ve had the best time of my career so far here. My name is the Austrian Fox and now I’m staying with the English Foxes.
“Nobody expected what we achieved so far and I think there’s still a lot to come. We built a good foundation and I think we can aim for more. It’s a lot of fun being here and it’s amazing with the fans. Them and the Club itself just makes me feel so happy to be here.”

The defender, who chalked up 78 international caps for Austria before retiring as captain in the summer, has impacted Leicester City both on and off the field since his arrival on a free transfer at the start of last season.
As well as his impressive performances on the left side of City’s defence, Fuchs has become a familiar face at a number of the Club’s community initiatives and he has also donated much of his time to being an ambassador for the Club in the USA - where he recently took part in a number of coaching courses with young players.
His efforts to engage with the Blue Army both in person and through social media make him a true fan favourite on the terraces.
Through his social media channels, supporters were given a window into the Club’s title celebrations at Jamie Vardy’s house in May, while on the pitch supporters will not easily forget his incredible pass for the striker’s record-breaking goal against Manchester United last year.
Signed on a free transfer after a four-year spell with Schalke in the German Bundesliga, Fuchs brought with him a wealth of experience at the top level, including in the UEFA Champions League.
For the man whose surname in German translates to ‘Fox’, Leicester City has been a perfect fit ever since his first appearance as a substitute in a 4-2 win over Sunderland last August.
And after committing his future to the Club for a further three years, the defender will seek to continue to make a positive impact on the team and the city by building on a truly memorable first 18 months both on and off the field. 

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