Danny Drinkwater Signs Long-Term Leicester Contract
- Danny Drinkwater signs new contract with Leicester City to 2021
- Drinkwater was a key figure in City’s Premier League title triumph
- England international thanks club staff for helping his development
- Drinkwater joins the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel in signing new deal
Danny Drinkwater has become the latest member of the Leicester City squad to sign a new long-term contract with the Foxes.
Danny, 26, has agreed a deal to 2021 at King Power Stadium, where, over the last four and a half years, he has developed into one of England’s most accomplished central midfield players.
The England international joins the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and Andy King in committing his future to the Premier League champions this summer.
Danny told lcfc.com: “I’ve loved playing for this Club, it’s been perfect for me and my career and I want to be here for a long time to come. I couldn’t be happier.
“I’ve grown a lot as a player and a person in the last four years and Leicester City has been a massive part of that. I owe a lot to the staff here for helping me get to this point – they’ve been quality.
“And I love being part of this team. We’ve been through so much together and I’m sure there’s a lot more to come.”
Signed from Manchester United in January 2012, Danny soon established himself as a mainstay in the City side and has made 177 appearances for the Foxes since. He was the Club’s Player of the Year in the record-breaking promotion season of 2013/14 and played in 35 of 38 games last season, as City defied pre-season odds of 5000/1 to win the Premier League title.
Danny’s contribution to Leicester’s triumph last term saw him called into the England squad for the first time in March, winning his first cap with a man-of-the-match display against Holland before winning two more during England’s preparations for Euro 2016.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said: “Ever since I joined Leicester City, Danny has been one of our most consistent players. He’s a fantastic player and a fantastic man.
“He’s an important player for us and a very popular player in the dressing room. I want him to stay with us for a very long time.”
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