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Wasilewski announces new Foxes deal

Published 04/06/2015

Poland defender Marcin Wasilewski says he has signed a new Leicester contract
Poland defender Marcin Wasilewski says he has signed a new Leicester contract

Poland defender Marcin Wasilewski has announced that he has signed a new contract with Leicester.

The Barclays Premier League club have yet to confirm the news but Wasilewski has posted a picture on his Instagram account saying: "Today, I signed a new contract at #LCFC".

It is understood that the Krakow-born centre-back, who turns 35 next week, has penned a one-year extension at the King Power Stadium.

Wasilewski, who has won 60 caps for Poland and played at both Euro 2008 and 2012, joined Leicester in September 2013 after six seasons at Belgian club Anderlecht.

The veteran played an important role in Leicester's battle to avoid relegation in the closing months of the Premier League season and has now made over 60 appearances for the Foxes.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has spoken highly of the rugged Wasilewski in the past, saying: "I love him, he's great.

"Centre-backs who enjoy defending are a dying breed.

"He is an exceptionally honest professional who knows the game.

"He is a good player as well. I am not saying he is just an honest player and tough, he is a very knowledgeable defender."

Leicester confirmed Wasilewski's contract had been extended until the end of the 2015-16 season on their club website on Thursday afternoon.

The Foxes said the new deal also includes the option of a one-year extension.

"He (Wasilewski) played a vital role in his side's surge to Barclays Premier League survival, helping them secure five clean sheets in their final seven fixtures," said the statement.

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