Leicester release seven players after relegation from the Premier League

Leicester City have confirmed that seven players will depart the club after their dreadful 22/23 campaign ended in relegation.

The 15/16 Premier League champions endured a horrid season under Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith before their relegation was confirmed on the last day of the season.

As the Foxes prepare for life in the second tier of English football, many players are expected to depart the King Power Stadium.

On Monday, it was confirmed that seven players will leave Leicester when their contracts come to an end.

Leicester announced the news on Twitter, saying: “Seven professionals are among those confirmed to leave #lcfc upon the expiration of their contracts this June.

“The Club extends its thanks to all seven players for their contributions during their time with us and wishes them every success in their careers.”

As expected Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans will leave after posting an emotional goodbye message on Instagram last week.

During his time with Leicester, Tielemansscored the winner which sealed FA Cup glory in 2021.

In addition to Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy, Ryan Bertrand, Ayoze Perez and Tete have also been released.

Turkish centre-back Soyuncu has been linked with a move to the Spanish La Liga with Atletico Madrid said to be interested.

Tete meanwhile will return to Shakhtar Donetsk after signing on a short-term deal during the January transfer window.

Spanish winger Perez spent the second period of the 22/23 campaign on loan at La Liga side Real Betis and will now leave the club permanently.

Away from exits, Leicester have decided to take up the option to extend the contract of midfielder Hamza Choudhury until June 2024.

Whilst talks are ongoing regarding the future of veteran defender Jonny Evans, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the month.

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