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.
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 :
“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.
“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.