Leicester City Announce Midfielder Matty James Has Signed New 4-Year Deal

Saturday August 26th, 2017

Leicester City midfielder Matty James has put pen-to-paper on a new four-year contract to extend his stay with the Foxes until 2021, the club have confirmed

26-year-old James joined Leicester from Manchester United in 2012, where he has since played more than 100 games for the Foxes - which included a key role in securing the club's promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14. 

The midfielder has had an impressive return to the Leicester City squad following his loan spell with Barnsley last term, as he has started both of the Foxes opening league fixtures this season.

James is considered a popular figure within the club, and his return to form and fitness has propelled him into Craig Shakespeare’s side, where his starting place against Arsenal on the opening weekend was his first for the club in 865 days.


Despite Leicester having an increasingly competitive midfield to force into, James has looked as though he hasn't missed a beat and he will be looking to add more points to the club's tally on Saturday when he faces his former club, Manchester United.

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