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Kasper Schmeichel leaves Leicester after 11 years

Kasper Schmeichel has left Leicester after 11 years to join Nice.

The Foxes captain joined the club back in 2011 from Leeds and was part of the famous Premier League title-winning team of 2015-16.

The Danish keeper was also between the posts for Leicesters's FA Cup and Community Shield victories in 2021.

Schmeichel had been given permission to leave the club to move to Ligue 1 earlier this summer.

Foxes chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: "Throughout his time with us and particularly as a captain and vice-captain, Kasper has always been a player willing to stand up and take responsibility, leading the team with distinction.

"His influence and his leadership on and off the pitch speak volumes about him as a professional, as a football player and as a human being.

"I know Leicester City supporters share the respect we all have for a player of Kasper's standing after all his accomplishments as a footballer and captain and will join me in wishing him the very best for the next stage of his career in France."

It has been a difficult summer so far for Leicester as they are yet to bring any new players in and manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the club will have to tread carefully with their finances.

He said: "What has changed is my knowledge from a financial perspective.

"I became aware towards the end of the season that the club would have to balance its books, then of course that becomes very difficult.

"This club will not look to spend money they don't have and that is where the club is stable and they will always be very sensible."

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