PREMIER LEAGUE

Fuchs extends Leicester stay

Christian Fuchs gave struggling Premier League champions Leicester something to cheer on Friday by signing a new three-year contract.

Fuchs extends Leicester stay
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Fuchs commits

Christian Fuchs gave struggling Premier League champions Leicester something to cheer on Friday by signing a new three-year contract.

The 30-year-old former Austria captain, who called time on his international career following their exit from Euro 2016, explained why it was relevant for a player like him should be playing for Leicester: “My surname is the Austrian word for Fox and now I'm staying with the English Foxes”, he told Leicester's official website.

Fuchs in action against Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Key figure

He has been a key member of Claudio Ranieri's side since joining on a free transfer from Schalke 04 in 2015. Fuchs has been a mainstay for the Foxes in all competitions this season - in the Premier League, where the team has struggled and sit just two points above the relegation zone, and the Champions League, in which they have won all three matches.

“I'm happy. I'm committed to the Club. We had a great last season and we've also done well so far this season in the Champions League. I've had the best time of my career so far here. Nobody expected what we achieved so far and I think there's still a lot to come. We built a good foundation and I think we can aim for more. It's a lot of fun being here and it's amazing with the fans. Them and the Club itself just makes me feel so happy to be here”, Fuchs said