Kasper Schmeichel to leave Leicester city after 11 years

Kasper Schmeichel./COURTESY

Leicester City’s skipper and number one goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is close to joining Ligue 1 side Nice after agreeing a three-year deal with the French club on Tuesday.

The Denmark international joined Leicester 11 years ago and is remembered to have lead the foxes for their first ever English Premier League title in 2016.

Schmeichel will jet to France for medical before penning his three-year contract which will make his commitment to the club until 2025.

The 35-year-old won four trophies in King Power in his time having won the historical EPL title, FA Cup, Community shield as well as Championship.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are yet to make any signing this summer and are also close to losing James Maddison who is being linked with Newcastle, young defender Wesley Fofana who is in Chelsea’s radar, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans who are also the top target of many European clubs.