Premier League: Leicester City's striker Leonard Ulloa signs contract extension with club

London: Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa completed his return to favour with the Premier League club as the Argentine striker signed a contract extension on Thursday.

Less than a year after appearing destined to leave Leicester after falling out with then boss Claudio Ranieri, Ulloa's new deal will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2019.

Leicester City's Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa attends a training session at Leicester City's training complex in Leicester, central England, on April 17, 2017 ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against Spanish team Atletico Madrid on April 18. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS

File image of Leicester City's Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa attending a training session. AFP

The 31-year-old accused Ranieri of reneging on a promise that he could join another club due to his lack of first-team opportunities.

But since Ranieri's sacking last term and the appointment of Craig Shakespeare as his replacement, Ulloa has gradually worked his way back into Leicester's first-team squad.

"I am so happy because I have lived massive moments with this club and it makes me happy to stay here and fight to help the team and increase the club's history," Ulloa told Leicester's website.

"That is so important and I am so happy for this two-year contract. Now I have to fight to play.

"I will train and give my best. I appreciate it a lot to stay here and I am so happy here now."

Ulloa has made 96 appearances and scored 20 goals in three seasons at Leicester, helping the club to their fairytale Premier League title triumph in 2016.


Published Date: Aug 24, 2017 09:45 pm | Updated Date: Aug 24, 2017 09:45 pm


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