OFFICIAL: Drinkwater signs new Leicester deal

The midfielder has joined team-mates Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in committing his long-term future to the Premier League champions, inking a five-year contract at the club

Midfielder Danny Drinkwater has committed his future to Leicester City by signing a five-year contract with the Premier League champions. 

The 26-year-old played a key role in the Foxes' remarkable title triumph under Claudio Ranieri last season and is now tied to the club until 2021.

And Drinkwater says he “couldn't be happier” after deciding to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium.

He told the club's official website: “I’ve loved playing for this club, it’s been perfect for me and my career and I want to be here for a long time to come. I couldn’t be happier.

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“I’ve grown a lot as a player and a person in the last four years and Leicester City has been a massive part of that. I owe a lot to the staff here for helping me get to this point – they’ve been quality. 

“And I love being part of this team. We’ve been through so much together and I’m sure there’s a lot more to come.”

Drinkwater has followed in the footsteps of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Wes Morgan, Kasper Schmeichel and Andy King by signing a bumper new deal at Leicester this summer.

He joined the Midlands-based club from Manchester United in 2012, helping the team to achieve promotion to the top flight in 2014, before their sensational title win last term.

Drinkwater's performances in 2015-16 saw him make his senior England debut against Netherlands in March, but he missed out on a place in the Euro 2016 squad.