Marc Albrighton signs new Leicester deal until 2022
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 18/01/19 10:28am
Marc Albrighton has committed his long-term future to Leicester by signing a new deal until the summer of 2022.
The 29-year-old has made 176 appearances for Leicester since joining on a free transfer from Aston Villa in 2014.
Albrighton was an integral part of the squad that won the Premier League title in the 2015-16 season and the midfielder says it was a simple decision to remain at the King Power Stadium.
"It was totally straight forward. Leicester offered me a deal and I was always going to sign it," he said.
"I've had some good times here and hopefully I can continue to do so.
"When I first signed, I looked at the squad that was in the dressing room and the club itself in terms of its fanbase and what sort of club it was.
"It was a family club back then and it's a family club now. It's something that suits me down to the ground. It really fit in well with me as a person and it's the perfect fit for me."
Leicester are currently eighth in the Premier League and next face Wolves at Molineux on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Main Event.
Albrighton believes the Foxes are capable of competing for the European places under Claude Puel.
When asked to pick the stand-out moment of his Leicester career, Albrighton said: "The obvious answer is winning the Premier League, but in fairness, this is my fifth season now and there hasn't been a dull moment yet.
"The year we stayed up was a bit of a roller-coaster year for myself personally, and for it to finish so well was incredible. The following year, we won the league, which speaks for itself. The following year after that, the Champions League campaign was amazing.
"That's what I want to do, I want to play European football again. We enjoyed it so much that year and it would be great to be in another European competition."