Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers keen to extend contract of 35-year-old defender Wes Morgan

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers keen to extend contract of 35-year-old defender Wes Morgan

Brendan Rodgers is ready to offer Wes Morgan, Leicester City’s captain from the Premier League title season, a new 12-month contract.

Rodgers has recommended fresh terms for the 35-year-old after identifying the defender as an crucial figure for the future at the King Power Stadium.

Morgan’s contract runs out at the end of this season and it is believed he was considering his future under Rodgers’s predecessor Claude Puel.

Signed for £1 million from Nottingham Forest in 2012, Morgan has made over 280 appearances for the club and lifted the trophy when Leicester won the league under Claudio Ranieri three years ago.

He started Rodgers’s first game at Watford last weekend and Leicester’s new manager wants him to stay, insisting he can be a vital player even if he is not on the pitch.

“I’ve spoken to the club and I would like him to get a year. As long as he can respect and understand where he is in the team and what the role is, I would love to have him here,” he said.

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