Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki to leave Leicester at end of season

Leicester players in Champions League
Image: Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki won the Premier League with Leicester in 2016

Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki will leave Leicester City at the end of the season.

Simpson has struggled for minutes since Ricardo Pereira's arrival last summer, playing just eight first-team games in all competitions this season and has not featured in any of Brendan Rodgers' first-team squads.

The right-back, who joined Leicester from QPR in 2014, has made 131 appearances for the Foxes and played 30 times during Leicester's famous title-winning campaign in 2015/16.

Okazaki, who joined Leicester from Mainz in 2015, has made 135 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals.

The 33-year-old, who has 116 caps for Japan, formed a potent partnership with Jamie Vardy in his first season as Leicester won the league but has featured primarily as a substitute this season.

Leicester said in a statement: "Danny and Shinji have been a vital part of the club's success and Leicester City would like to wish them every success in the next step of their journeys.

"They will be forever welcomed back at King Power Stadium as either opposition players or as friends of the club."

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While Simpson and Okazaki are leaving, Austrian defender Christian Fuchs is staying after signing a one-year contract extension.

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