Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel completes Nice transfer and agrees three-year deal to end legendary spell with Foxes | The Sun

KASPER SCHMEICHEL has completed his shock move to Nice.

Leicester, with whom the keeper spent over a decade with, confirmed the transfer on Twitter.

They posted: "After 11 years with #lcfc, Kasper Schmeichel has joined Nice, ending his incredible spell with the Foxes."

Schmeichel, son to the legendary Kasper, has signed a three-year deal with the French side.

The Dane stopper joined Leicester in 2011 following one season at Leeds.

And he has since become a club legend, with 478 appearances, famously lifting the Premier League title in 2016.

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Following the news of his departure, manager Brendan Rodgers appeared to confirm they will not sign a replacement.

It leaves Danny Ward primed to step up in absence of Schmeichel.

Rodgers said: "Danny Ward is an exceptional keeper. I’ve always said we’ve got a number one keeper there. 

"He’s had some issues around his knee but that looks to be behind him now, he’s been training well.

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"He’s looked good. If Kasper is to go, he’s a big possibility for us.

"Daniel Iversen has been out on loan and shown he’s a very competent goalkeeper.

"At 25 years of age, he’s got experience, so he’s here. I think we would still need to bring in another one as a back-up. I’d be happy with that.

"I worked with Danny and I knew his talent from Liverpool. He’s been really unfortunate here in that Kasper has never been injured.

"He’s been a really loyal and supportive number two."

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