Nice eye transfer bid for Leicester legend Kasper Schmeichel… with the goalkeeper having just one year left on his deal at the King Power Stadium and the Foxes open to offers
- Schmeichel is currently earning £130,000 per week at the King Power Stadium
- The Dane has spent 11 years at the Foxes but has just 12 months left on his deal
- He played an integral part in Leicester’s shock Premier League title win in 2016
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is a target for French side Nice. The 35-year-old is in the final year of his contract so the Foxes may consider offers.
Newly-appointed Nice boss Lucien Farve has targeted Schmeichel as the man to replace their departing stopper Walter Benitez.
The Dane has enjoyed a dream spell at Leicester since joining the club from Leeds United in 2011, but an exit from the King Power Stadium is now on the cards after nearly 500 appearances for the club.
Kasper Schmeichel has made nearly 500 appearances for Leicester across all competitions
He has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Foxes, with Newcastle United having previously shown an interesting in luring the 35-year-old away from the East Midlands club.
Schmeichel’s £130,000 per-week wage packet makes him one of the highest earners at the King Power Stadium, and the club may be interested in garnering a fee for their captain to prevent him leaving on a free when his contract expires next summer.
The shot-stopper helped lead the club back to the Premier League in 2014, before playing every league game as Claudio Ranieri’s side defied the odds to lift the title two years later.
The Danish goalkeeper started all 38 games of Leicester’s historic Premier League win in 2016
Schmeichel then added to his medal collection again last year as Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in their history.
The Foxes’ back-up goalkeeper, Welsh international Danny Ward, has played just one league game since joining the club from Liverpool in 2018 for £12.5million.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have yet to bring in any new arrivals during the current transfer window, with reports suggesting that the club will need to offload players before any new signings can be made.
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