Leonardo Ulloa Extends Leicester City Contract
- Striker Leonardo Ulloa signs a new contract with Leicester City Football Club until 2019
- The 31-year-old has made 96 appearances and scored 20 goals in three seasons for the Foxes
- Ulloa has scored some of the most important and memorable goals in Leicester City history
- The Argentine scored the Club’s first Premier League goal in a decade on his debut in 2014
The 31-year-old Argentine has made a hugely significant contribution to the Club in the three seasons since his arrival from Brighton and Hove Albion and has become a popular figure with supporters and players alike.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Ulloa said: “I am so happy because I have lived massive moments with this Club and it makes me happy to stay here and fight to help the team and increase the Club’s history. That is so important and I am so happy for this two-year contract. Now I have to fight to play. I will train and give my best. I appreciate it a lot to stay here and I am so happy here now. For that, I want to continue in this in the same way by working hard and working my best for the Club.”
Leicester City boss Shakespeare added: “Leo’s goals and performances have been key to some wonderful moments for this Football Club since he first joined and I’m delighted to have him with us for another two years. He’s a popular member of the squad and gives us an excellent option in attack.”
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A striker with outstanding qualities, Ulloa has been at the heart of many key moments during his 96 appearances for the Foxes – during which he has scored 20 times.
The first of those came against Everton in August 2014, which was City’s first Premier League goal in a decade as they returned to the top-flight in impressive fashion. Ulloa himself took to life in the Premier League well too, with five goals in his first five games – including a brace in a famous 5-3 win over Manchester United.
The Argentine ended his first campaign with the Foxes as top scorer with 13 goals, having played a key role in their remarkable survival from relegation.
Ulloa speaks exclusively to LCFC TV after signing his contract.
Ulloa’s work-rate and aerial prowess continued to endear him to Leicester City supporters, but there were more important moments to come in the 2015/16 season, which would ultimately see the Foxes go on to lift the Premier League title.
With the pressure increasing on City towards the end of that campaign, Ulloa would score vital goals against Norwich City and West Ham United that will live long in the memories of City fans.
The first was a last-gasp winner against the Canaries that will forever be known as ‘the earthquake goal’, with the celebrations such that they registered on the Richter scale during a nearby university experiment.
I appreciate it a lot to stay here and I am so happy here now. For that, I want to continue in this in the same way by working hard and working my best for the Club.Leonardo Ulloa
The second was a calmly taken stoppage time penalty during a 2-2 draw with West Ham, with City battling to rescue something from the fixture having gone down to 10 men. Thanks to Ulloa, they did, and ultimately held off a Tottenham Hotspur challenge to lift the title.
Last season Ulloa again helped the Foxes battle back with 10 men, as they went 2-0 down to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, before his late strike sparked the comeback.
During his career, the experienced frontman has made almost 400 senior appearances and scored 135 goals for Leicester City, Brighton, Almería, Castellón, Olimpo, Arsenal Sarandí, San Lorenzo and C.A.I.
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