Leicester: £13m star now 'more likely' to make King Power exit

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Leicester are “more likely” to let Kasper Schmeichel leave than than keep him at the club this summer, according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.

The £13m-rated Denmark international is approaching the final 12 months of his Foxes contract and he has recently been linked with a move away from the Midlands.

What’s the latest news involving Schmeichel?

According to talkSPORT, the 34-year-old is set for talks with the Leicester hierarchy to decide over his future.

The report states that Schmeichel wants to play European football having done so in each of the last two seasons, but Leicester’s failure to win the Europa Conference League or finish in the top seven means that won’t be able to happen at the King Power Stadium next season.

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Schmeichel has been an outstanding servant for the club over the last 11 years, making more than 450 appearances for the club, and played a key role in their title winning campaign in 2015-2016.

In fact, the Dane hadn’t missed a single minute of Premier League football for almost four years before he was dropped for the Watford game last weekend.

His absence allowed Danny Ward to make a rare top-flight appearance, and Crook reckons that being left on the bench at Vicarage Road could suggest that he might leave Leicester this summer.

What did Crook say about Schmeichel?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think it was a coincidence that he didn’t play in the Watford game, and I think at the moment, he’s probably more likely to leave Leicester than stay.

“He’s not getting any younger, so this is probably the last chance that he has to play in the Champions League.”

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Has anyone been linked with Schmeichel?

If Schmeichel wants to play in Europe for someone in the Premier League, he would have to sign for one of the traditional top six clubs or West Ham, which would appear unlikely given that each of those have established first choice goalkeepers.

Therefore, the talkSPORT report believe that a move abroad hasn’t been ruled out, although Newcastle, who are hoping to sign a number one ahead of next season, are also in the race, with Martin Dubravka’s position as number one up in the air.

With 80 caps for his country under his belt and more than 600 games at club level, Schmeichel isn’t likely to be short of offers if he does decide to end his 11-year stay at Leicester.

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