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Leicester winger Marc Albrighton has signed a contract extension to 2024.
The 31-year-old made 42 appearances last season, helping the Foxes beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
Albrighton joined the club from Aston Villa in the summer of 2014 and was part of the team that went on to win the 2015-16 Premier League title.
"I'm delighted. Obviously, it's a club that is progressing every single year," said Albrighton, who has played 253 times for the Foxes.
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Kristoffer Ajer has joined Premier League newcomers Brentford from Celtic on a five-year deal for an initial £13.5m. Ajer, who is highly rated and was also a target for Norwich, completed a medical this week and was not in Celtic's squad that drew 1-1 against FC Midtjylland in their Champions League qualifier first-leg on Tuesday. © SNS Kristoffer Ajer has joined Brentford from Celtic on a five-year deal The fee for Ajer's transfer could rise further with performance-related bonuses.
"It's a fantastic club with the people here and the direction that they're going - it's great to be a part of."
Albrighton added on LCFC TV: "I have always been the type of player and person who wants to establish himself at a club and stay there.
"I'm settled here and I'm really enjoying it."
Leicester - who finished fifth last season, just missing out on Champions League qualification again - will play champions Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on August 7 ahead of the new domestic campaign.
Iheanacho's late pen wins Leicester Community Shield .
Kelechi Iheanacho's 89th-minute penalty gave Leicester more Wembley glory as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in the 2021 Community Shield on Saturday. £100m Jack Grealish was centre of attention when he came on for his Man City debut on 64 minutes but it was Leicester's sub Iheanacho who made the difference, forcing Nathan Ake into a mistake to win the spot-kick and then emphatically firing home against his former side in front of the Leicester fans, 84 days on from their FA Cup triumph at the same venue.