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Jonny Evans signs new contract with Leicester City

Leicester City defender, Jonny Evans, has signed a contract extension at the King Power Stadium and is now expected to stay at the club until the summer of 2023.

The Northern Ireland defender joined Leicester from West Bromwich Albion in June 2018 and has gone on to play over 300 times in the Premier League.

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Jonny Evans
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: Jonny Evans of Leicester looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at The King Power Stadium on June 23, 2020 in Leicester, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The player’s old contract was due to end in the summer and could have began negotiations in January but he has now penned a new contract to extend his stay at the club.

Speaking to Leicester City TV after signing the new contract, the former Manchester United defender said :

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“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.

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“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.”

Johnny Evans, 32, has played 15 matches for Leicester this season, with Brendan Rodgers’ side sitting third in the Premier League table going into the New Year.

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