He ranks within the prime 10 for Leicester Metropolis appearances, however Andy King has possible performed his last recreation for the membership the place he has develop into an icon. The Welsh midfielder joined Huddersfield on mortgage till the top of the season this week, and together with his Metropolis contract expiring in the summertime, he’s anticipated to say goodbye for good in a number of months’ time. King is just not the one participant whose Metropolis contract is operating out. Right here’s a have a look at these whose offers of their last few months and the chance they’ll get a brand new one. Andy King After 378 appearances and winners’ medals in League One, the Championship and the Premier League, that appears to be that for King at Metropolis. The very best-scoring midfielder within the membership’s historical past, King’s 16-year affiliation with the membership is ready to finish this summer season, with the 31-year-old out of favour for a number of years. His final begin for Metropolis got here in January 2018. Learn Extra
Wes Morgan One among Brendan Rodgers’ first acts as Metropolis supervisor final March was to increase the skipper’s deal by a 12 months and it appears to be like like the identical might occur once more this season. He might flip 36 this month, however Rodgers believes Morgan loads to supply on and off the pitch, whereas the centre-back believes he’s “robust sufficient” to proceed. Christian Fuchs Fuchs delayed his transfer to the US to signal a brand new one-year deal underneath Rodgers, and he could also be tempted to do the identical once more this season, with the supervisor eager to maintain the left-back on the membership. Rodgers routinely raves about Fuchs, describing him as a “guiding mild”, and the Austrian has already performed extra video games this time period than he did final.
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Papy Mendy Mendy turns 28 this summer season and Rodgers believes it’s “fairly clear” he’ll look elsewhere. The French midfielder has featured in two wins over the previous month, prompting speak of a extra outstanding function, however Rodgers expects he’ll need to discover a membership who can assure him extra common game-time. Eldin Jakupovic Since signing from Hull in 2017, Jakupovic has solely made 4 senior appearances for Metropolis, with the Bosnia-born stopper dropping to 3rd selection. Rodgers needs three senior keepers in his squad, nevertheless it stays to be seen if Jakupovic will get a brand new deal, or if Daniel Iversen or Viktor Johansson are promoted. Learn Extra
Sam Hughes Signed from Chester three years in the past, Hughes made a big impact in his first season for the Beneath-23s, the centre-back’s set-piece menace and defensive power serving to the event squad problem for silverware. However a again harm halted his growth and with Hughes, quickly to be 23, solely a bit-part participant on mortgage at League Two facet Salford, a future at Metropolis appears unlikely. George Thomas Wigston-born Thomas joined Dutch facet ADO Den Haag on mortgage this month and it is going to be his final likelihood to impress. He didn’t set the world alight on mortgage at Scunthorpe final season, and whereas the midfielder was a key participant for the Beneath-23s within the first half of this time period, he must tear it up within the Eredivisie to face an opportunity of a brand new deal.
George Thomas in motion for Leicester Metropolis Beneath-23s v Wolves at Holmes Park
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Viktor Johansson Becoming a member of from Aston Villa two years in the past, Johansson has been very good between the sticks for Metropolis’s Beneath-23s, pulling off memorable saves on a weekly foundation. He has proven high quality, however will the membership should decide whether or not they really feel he might ultimately be ok for the senior ranks. Ryan Loft 5 targets in 26 appearances on mortgage at Carlisle this season is unlikely to sway Metropolis to maintain goal man Loft. He scored three targets in 23 appearances for the membership’s Beneath-23s final season, after arriving from Spurs.