Leicester City defender Wes Morgan has penned a new one-year contract with the Foxes, according to the club’s official website.
The club captain has penned an extension to his existing deal and will now remain at the club until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
Morgan who netted the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley has clearly impressed Brendan Rodgers.
The 35-year-old’s defining moment at the King Power Stadium was hoisting the Premier League title aloft in 2016 when Leicester defied the odds.
Morgan has also won the Championship with the Foxes and played his 700th career game at the weekend.
The no-nonsense central defender is a legend at the King Power Stadium and naturally, fans are delighted that he is set to stay.
Given that he isn’t getting any younger it seems unlikely that he will be a first-team regular for Rodgers next season.
As a result, the contract extension is more likely due to the influence he holds within a relatively young dressing room.
Following news of his contract extension, those of a Leicester persuasion have taken to Twitter to congratulate their skipper.
We rounded up the best tweets regarding news of Morgan’s contract extension.
— sean from Enderby (@seanfromenderby) March 18, 2019
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) March 18, 2019
Championship. Greatest ever escape. Premier league champion. Champions league quarterfinalist.
Carlsberg dont make captains but if they did………………..💙💙💙#LCFC
— Dave Wagstaff (@lcfcwaggy) March 18, 2019
Just hope this doesn't mean he is gonna play and is just to support the young lads
— Jorge Ruiz (@GDesign_LCFC) March 18, 2019
Legend. Say no more 💙
— Nathan🍋 (@HobLCFC) March 18, 2019
— Matthew Fox (@foxenloxen) March 19, 2019
Excellent Even if he never plays which after Saturday is highly unlikely, just having him there to give confidence to the youngsters
— Stapleford Railway (@Staplefordtrain) March 18, 2019
Delighted for Wes and for the club. Amazing performance at the weekend and just in time to remind us all why he’s still Skip.
— monique (@moniquelouis99) March 18, 2019
Fully deserved @GaryWatkins7
— Matt Broughton (@Broughts89) March 18, 2019
What a legend
— Freddie Mott (@freddie_lcfc) March 18, 2019
After Saturday, give him a life time contract
— Lennon Veasey ☄️ (@Foxyproxy1313) March 18, 2019