Nice sign iconic Leicester goalkeeper Shmeichel

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has agreed to join Ligue 1 side Nice after being a mainstay of the Premier League club’s most successful period in its history.

The 35-year-old, who won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Community Shield during his 11-year stint with Leicester, will join the French club for a “undisclosed fee.”

Leicester captain Schmeichel, whose 479 appearances rank third in club history, was a key figure in the club’s surprise 2015/16 Premier League title triumph and maiden FA Cup final victory in 2021.

The son of former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, the Danish international joined Leicester from Leeds in 2011 and quickly became a fan favorite.

In a club statement, Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said of Schmeichel, “Throughout his time with us, particularly as a captain and vice-captain, Kasper has always been a player willing to stand up and take responsibility, leading the team with distinction.”

“On and off the field, his influence and leadership speak volumes about him as a professional, a football player, and a human being.”

“I know Leicester City fans share the respect we all have for a player of Kasper’s standing after all his accomplishments as a footballer and captain and will join me in wishing him the very best for the next stage of his career in France with OGC Nice,” the Thai added.

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