Kasper Schmeichel signs new five-year deal with Leicester City

Saturday August 6th, 2016

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The 29-year-old Denmark goalkeeper says "I've come back (from winning the title) absolutely convinced that this is the place for me to be."

Schmeichel emulated his father—Manchester United goalkeeping great Peter Schmeichel—by lifting the league trophy last season in one of football's biggest surprises.

Schmeichel, who played in all of Leicester's league games last season with 15 clean sheets, joined the club in 2011 and has made more than 200 appearances.

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Leicester, which also has goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, starts its title defense against Hull on Aug. 13.

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