King Commits To Foxes Until 2015
Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that midfielder Andy King has agreed an extension to his contract, keeping him with the Foxes until June 2015.
A central figure in the City squad in the four years since he graduated from the Club's academy, the 22-year-old Welsh international becomes the latest Foxes player to commit his long-term future to the Club, agreeing a one-year extension to a long-term deal signed last year.
King, City's current leading scorer with 14 goals this season, follows team-mates Paul Gallagher, Richie Wellens and Matt Oakley in extending his stay on Filbert Way, further strengthening the Club's bid to re-establish itself in the Premier League under Sven-Goran Eriksson.
King told lcfc.com: "It has always been my ambition to play Premier League football and it is obvious that Leicester City are heading in that direction. I am delighted that I will have the chance to help achieve that ambition.
"The owners and the manager have big ambitions for the Club, so knowing they want me to be here in the long term is a great feeling, especially as I only signed a new deal last year.
"The manager in particular has worked with some top players in his career - to have the belief of someone with his experience is a huge compliment and I'm determined to repay the faith he and the owners have shown in me."
City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson said: "This is great news for the Club. Andy has grown into the footballer he is today whilst at Leicester City and he is getting better and better as time progresses.
"He is an all-round midfielder who scores goals and he has established himself at international level too. Andy is a fantastic talent and we are delighted that he has pledged his future to Leicester City."
Since making his first team debut aged 18 in October 2007, Andy has made 160 appearances for City, scoring an impressive 38 goals from midfield. He was the Club's Young Player of the Year in the promotion-winning season of 2008/09 and tied for the Players' Player of the Year award a year later.
His inspirational performances at the heart of the City team have not only seen him captain the side on a number of occasions, but have also been recognised at international level, where he is now a regular with the Wales senior side. Having made his debut against Estonia in 2009, King has won eight full caps for his country, the latest of which came against England in a Euro 2012 Qualifier in Cardiff last month.