Simpson commits to Foxes

Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has revealed his delight at signing a new deal with the Premier League champions.

The 29-year-old was a target for West Ham during this transfer window, but has now joined a number of last year's squad in signing improved terms.

His new three-year deal will see him remain at the club until June 2019.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "I’m over the moon. I’ve been here two years now and the Club is going places.

"I’ve said all last season. The group that we’ve got here is so close and the manager since he’s come has helped me so much and still is helping me improve as a player.

"It’s not just the players and coaches, but the whole Club. Everyone is just so close and it’s a special feeling. I’m happy that I’m staying here for another three years.

"I came here two years ago and it’s always difficult coming to a new club. It took me a while to get my debut and get a few games but that was just because of the competition. I managed to get a run of a few games and the end of that first season, we survived.

"I think has helped us a lot for the next season, because we knew what it meant to play in the Premier League. A new manager, Claudio, came in and you obviously don’t know whether you’re going to be playing. I was given the chance to play and perform and I felt I did that."

Simpson, who joined Leicester from Queens Park Rangers in 2014, has previously played for Manchester United and Newcastle, while he went on a number of loan spells from United, where he began as a junior.

He played 31 times last season and made his 50th appearance for Leicester City in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Swansea City.

Leicester have, meanwhile, signed 19-year-old Republic of Ireland international midfielder Dylan Watts from University College Dublin on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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