Leicester’s title heroes Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs leave the club as Foxes release NINE players

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Leicester’s Premier League title heroes Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs leave the club as Foxes release NINE players after missing out on Champions League football for the second season in a row

  • Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs among nine players Leicester has released
  • Morgan and Fuchs were both part of the Foxes’ winning team in the Premier League
  • Seven other Leicester players have been sacked, including Matty James

Leicester have released nine players in a major eviction from the squad, including fan favorites Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs.

The Foxes finished fifth in the Premier League, missing Champions League football on the final day of the season for the second year in a row.

Morgan and Fuchs are both club legends after being part of the Premier League-winning Leicester side in 2015/2016.

Wes Morgan (left) and Christian Fuchs (right) are among the nine players released by Leicester

Morgan joined Leicester in 2012 and was captain when they won the Premier League in 2016

Morgan joined Leicester in 2012 and was captain when they won the Premier League in 2016

Morgan, who will retire at the age of 37, has played more than 300 games for Leicester since joining the club from Nottingham Forest in 2012 for just £1million.

He was ever-present during Leicester’s rise to football, helping them win the Championship, the FA Cup and the Premier League, playing both Champions League and Europa League football.

Morgan also won 30 caps for Jamaica.

Fuchs is another club hero who has played over 150 games for the Foxes. He joined from Schalke in 2015 and was a big part of the Premier League-winning campaign, making 36 appearances that season.

Fuchs made over 150 appearances for Leicester, including 36 in the title-winning season

Fuchs made over 150 appearances for Leicester, including 36 in the title-winning season

The writing was on the wall for Fuchs, 35, after appearing in just nine league games this season. Morgan played just 10 games in all competitions, most notably in the closing minutes of Leicester’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

The other players to be released are mostly young players: Azeem Abdulai, Dempsey Arlott-John, Darnell Johnson, Layton Ndukwu and Darragh O’Connor.

But Matty James will also be sacked after playing just 15 league appearances for Leicester in the past six seasons.

James, 29, was integral to Leicester’s winning promotion to the Premier League in 2014, but missed the entire title-winning season through injury. He has since been loaned to Barnsley and Coventry.

Leicester missed Champions League football on the last day for the second time in a row

Leicester missed Champions League football on the last day for the second time in a row

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