Brendan Rodgers is seeking to complete his first bit of transfer business by extending the contract of captain Wes Morgan until the end of next season, according to Sky Sports News.
Whilst this is may not be a headline-grabbing piece of business, the decision to keep Morgan on for at least one more season will certainly delight fans and the player alike.
Morgan was instrumental in Leicester’s Premier League winning campaign at the heart of their defence and will go down in club and football history for leading that Leicester team.
Morgan’s current deal was set to expire at the end of the season but Brendan Rodgers clearly sees his experience as invaluable to his Leicester plans. The new Foxes’ manager outlined his plans for the club captain in an interview with Sky Sports stating that Morgan wouldn’t be starting every game, and at that age of 35 that is understandable, but that he is a key cog in the Rodgers machine.
Fellow Premier League winners Shinji Okazaki, Danny Simpson and Christian Fuchs are also out of contract at the end of the season and Rodgers has spoken of the need for communication with regards to the rest of the time at the club.
He points at that although contractually they may seem second fiddle to Leicester’s plans at the moment, Leicester City and the whole of football owes them respect for what they have achieved.