Kasper Schmeichel has this week ‘agreed’ to sign a new deal with Leicester City, but the interest in the goalkeeper has not died down after news of an interesting clause in the contract.
hereisthecity.com has reported that a clause in the 27-year-old’s new contract will allow him to leave for a fixed fee should the club be relegated back into the Championship.
In other words – if Leicester fail to remain in the Premier League next season then the club will have no control over Schmeichel’s future.
There has yet been no official confirmation from the Foxes that the Danish international has signed a new contract, although it has been reported by numerous media sources that there is a verbal agreement and a deal will be formally signed this week.
Last week Leicester’s Thai owners announced their plans to spend over £180 million and aim to challenge for the top five within three years, and with the supposed addition of this new clause in Schmeichel’s contract, City fans will be hoping that their owners’ plans will come to fruiton so they can avoid losing their star man.
Arsenal on the other hand will be taking serious notice, with the club in need of a goalkeeper to provide competition for current No.1 Wojciech Szczesny.
Southampton were reported to have agreed a 4-year-deal to sign the player last week although it now seems this was not the case.
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