Jenas said: “The player I'd compare him [Morgan] to most is Ledley King - not in terms of ability because Ledley is one of the greats - but in terms of his captaincy style. Ledley was very quiet when we were at Tottenham. He would very rarely scream and shout at people; instead he would lead by his performances. That can be a good style of captaincy, and Wes handles himself in the same way.”
Jenas played with both Morgan and King, starting his career at Nottingham Forest with the former before linking up with King at Tottenham.
King is often considered the best centre-back Spurs have ever seen, and one of the greatest in the Premier League, but he was forced to retire in 2012 due to chronic injuries. He was only in his early 30s when he left the game, and King’s troubles prevented him having a larger impact on the international stage.
Still, when playing, King was an exceptional defender and a fantastic leader, who led his team by example.
Jenas claims that King was a quiet captain, who would lead his players by putting in great performances, rather than shouting at them to do a job.
This kind of captain is rare in the modern game, but Jenas suggests that Morgan has been showing similar traits for Leicester this season.
He was criticised heavily last season, correctly, for some dreadful performances, but Morgan has fought through that and has been a rock in the heart of the Foxes’ defence this term.
They lead the Premier League title race, with Morgan and Robert Huth excelling, and no one can deny that it would be fantastic to see the 32-year-old hold aloft the Premier League trophy at the end of this season.