Leicester fans react on Twitter to Ritchie De Laet's new deal

Leicester City

Leicester City fans took to Twitter to react to news of Ritchie De Laet's new four-year deal.

Leicester City secured the long-term future of one of manager Nigel Pearson’s favourites on Wednesday, with right-back Ritchie De Laet putting pen to paper on a new deal until 2018.

De Laet, 25, has been an ever-present in the Premier League this season, and has made almost 100 appearances since arriving at the King Power Stadium from Manchester United in the summer of 2012.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Belgian said: “I’m so happy to sign a new deal here at Leicester. I’m settled, my family has settled and hopefully it’ll be a good thing for the Club and me.

“Leicester took a risk with me at the start when they brought me here without a lot of experience and they stuck with me, so now I’m doing the same thing with them.

 2014-15 Premier League GoalsAssistsTotal Key PassesTotal Passes GAMEPassing AccTotal Crosses GAMECross AccTotal Tackles GAMETotal Clearance GAMEInterceptions GAMEAppearancesMins Played
Ritchie de Laet 0 1 9 30.18 71% 2.18 17% 3.36 5.36 2.91 11 928

“It’s been nearly the same group since I’ve been here. Most have signed new contracts to stay with Leicester, so we’re a group that are tied together and we’ll fight together to stay in the Premier League.”

An essential component of the Leicester back-line during last season’s Championship-winning season, De Laet’s performances in the top-tier this term have come in for some criticism from sections of Foxes fans, however, with a mixed reaction greeting news of his new deal.

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