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Morgan and Fuchs leave as Leicester release nine players

Leicester’s Premier League title heroes Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs leave the club as Foxes release NINE players after missing out on Champions League football for second season running

  • Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs among nine players Leicester have released
  • Morgan and Fuchs were both part of the Foxes’ Premier League-winning side 
  • Seven other Leicester players have been let go, including Matty James 

Leicester have released nine players in a major clear-out of the squad, including fan favourites Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs.

The Foxes finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on Champions League football on the final day of the season for the second year running.  

Morgan and Fuchs are both club legends after being part of the Premier League-winning Leicester side of 2015/2016.

Morgan joined Leicester in 2012 and was captain when they won the Premier League in 2016

Morgan, who is retiring from football at 37, has made more than 300 appearances for Leicester since joining the club from Nottingham Forest in 2012 for a mere £1million. 

He was an ever-present during Leicester’s rise up the football ranks, helping them win the Championship, FA Cup and Premier League, as well as playing both Champions League and Europa League football. 

Morgan also won 30 caps for Jamaica.

Fuchs is another club hero who has played more than 150 games for the Foxes. He joined from Schalke in 2015 and was a huge part of the Premier League-winning campaign, making 36 appearances that season. 

Fuchs made more than 150 appearances for Leicester, including 36 in the title-winning season

The writing was on the wall for Fuchs, 35, after he featured in just nine league games this season.  Morgan made just 10 appearances in all competitions, most notably coming on for the final minutes of Leicester’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea. 

The other players being released are mostly youngsters: Azeem Abdulai, Dempsey Arlott-John, Darnell Johnson, Layton Ndukwu and Darragh O’Connor.

But Matty James is also being let go, having made just 15 league appearances for Leicester in the last six seasons. 

James, 29, was integral to Leicester winning promotion to the Premier League in 2014, but missed all of the title-winning season through injury. He has since been on loan at Barnsley and Coventry. 




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