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Profit Players: Wes Morgan

Profit Players: Wes Morgan

In recent transfer windows, Leicester City have spent big money on new signings — and it is not hard to understand why.

After tasting Premier League glory back in the 2015/16 season, it is only natural that a club as ambitious as the Foxes would want to build on that.

As a result, the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Adrien Silva and Islam Slimani were brought in for huge sums. And while such signings have not worked out, you can see Leicester’s thinking.

Yet amid that increase in spending, some of the bargains the club have got down the years should not be forgotten, including the acquisition of skipper Wes Morgan.

Signed for £1.01m (Transfermarkt) from Nottingham Forest back in 2012, no one would have imagined that the Jamaican central defender would go on to captain Leicester to a Premier League title.

And he did so while putting in some excellent performances at the back for Claudio Ranieri’s famous side.

There, he was absolutely colossal alongside Robert Huth, winning his aerial duels and putting in some tough tackles.

Since then, things have been up and down for the 35-year-old. However, under Brendan Rodgers in the second half of this season, he has had a bit of a resurgence.

As well as helping the Foxes to become more solid in defence, Morgan has also come up with some big goals for his team over the last few weeks.

Now set for another year at the King Power after recently putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal, the Jamaica international has truly been an amazing capture acquired by Nigel Pearson all those years ago.

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