Schmeichel swaps Leicester for Nice

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Kasper Schmeichel has ended an 11-year association with Leicester City, during which the Foxes won the English Premier League title and FA Cup, to sign for French club Nice.

The 35-year-old Dane, whose father Peter was a legendary 'keeper for Manchester United, also won the second-tier Championship with Leicester, in 2014.

Schmeichel made 479 appearances and will be remembered as "one of (the) greatest players in Leicester City history," the club said on Wednesday

"Throughout his time with us and particularly as a captain and vice-captain, Kasper has always been a player willing to stand up and take responsibility, leading the team with distinction," Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said.

"His influence and his leadership on and off the pitch speak volumes about him as a professional, as a football player and as a human being."

Nice, have also signed Welsh international Aaron Ramsey. Leicester are the only club in Europe's top five leagues not to have signed a player this summer.

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