Leicester loanee Ritchie De Laet could achieve miraculous feat

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With Leicester City and Middlesbrough on track for success in their respective divisions, one of their players has the opportunity to make history.

An amazing story is developing that could see Ritchie De Laet become the first ever player to win both the Premier League and Championship in the same season.

The 27-year-old Belgian made 12 league appearances for the Foxes before joining the Tees-siders on loan for the rest of the season.

His parent club - Leicester, currently hold a seven point lead over second placed Tottenham Hotspur, while Middlesbrough sit three points behind Championship leaders - Burnley, with a game in hand.

It would be a fantastic story if the former Stoke City player could win both medals, although there is a long way to go yet.

De Laet has played five times for new club Middlesbrough, helping them keep two clean sheets, whilst also registering an assist.

It is now a distinct possibility that the speedy full-back's name will be written into history, and along with that, a legacy forged that would not have seemed possible just a year ago.

It would be an achievement that may surely never be repeated.

Next up for Leicester is a trip to Sunderland, while Middlesbrough host Huddersfield as they look to close the gap on the league leaders.

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