Jonny Evans signs new deal at Leicester until 2023 as defender hails the club’s ‘ambition’ under manager Brendan Rodgers
- Defender Jonny Evans has extended his contract at Leicester City until 2020
- The Northern Ireland international is a key figure in Brendan Rodgers’ squad
- The 32-year-old hailed the club’s ‘ambition’ as he committed his future to Foxes
Leicester City have confirmed that defender Jonny Evans has extended his contract at the club until 2023.
The Northern Ireland international, who has amassed over 300 Premier League appearances in his career, has become a key figure in Brendan Rodgers’ squad as they push for Champions League qualification this season.
Evans was always set to sign a fresh deal at the King Power Stadium, with his last contract running out next summer.
Leicester City have confirmed Jonny Evans has extended his contract at the club until 2023
The Northern Ireland international has become a key figure in Brendan Rodgers’ squad
The former Manchester United centre-back has 89 appearances for the Foxes and hailed the club’s ‘ambition’ as he signed a new deal for them.
He told LCFC TV: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to have signed. I’m delighted to commit myself to the Club, and delighted the Club have committed themselves to me.
‘I’ve loved it here since the first day I came in. It’s a great atmosphere around the place and it’s a Club with a lot of ambition.
The former Man United centre-back has 89 appearances for the Foxes since joining in 2018
‘The players are ambitious and the signings that they’ve made over the years, they’ve signed young, hungry players and it’s been great for me to come in alongside that and be a part of it.’
Evans joined Leicester from West Brom in 2018 in a deal that Rodgers described as the ‘steal of the century’.
A fellow countryman, the centre-back has become a favourite of the Foxes boss and has started 58 of the 64 Premier League matches under his reign.
Seen as the experienced head for defenders Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu, the 32-year-old is a fan favourite and has scored three goals for the club.
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