Leicester City F.C. has released NINE players after failing to qualify for the Champions
League. Some seniors and development squad players have been released by the Foxes,
as others get new deals
Among those leaving the King Power are FA Cup winners Wes Morgan and Christian
Fuchs – two members of their iconic title-winning team.
‘Joining the aforementioned icons on the released list are youngsters Azeem Abdulai,
Dempsey Arlott-John, Darnell Johnson, Layton Ndukwu and Darragh O’Connor.
Matty James is the final player set to leave Leicester after making just 15 Premier League
appearances in the last six seasons.
The 29-year-old was a part of the squad that won promotion to the Prem in 2013-14 and
played a role in keeping them up, making 27 league appearances.
But a serious knee injury at the end of the Foxes’ first season back in the top flight ruled
him out for more than a year – meaning he did not play a minute of their historic title-
James has since spent time on loan at Barnsley and Coventry City, making 23
Championship appearances for the latter this term.
All nine players – bar the retiring Morgan – can still be retained by Leicester yet if the club
decides to offer them a new deal.