Leicester City News: Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki to Depart at the End of the Season

Home » Leicester City News: Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki to Depart at the End of the Season

Simpson and Okazaki will leave Leicester at the end of the season, club confirms.

Right-back Danny Simpson has struggled for game time since the arrival of Ricardo Pereira at Leicester last summer, making only eight appearances in all competitions this term, though he has not featured in any of Foxes’ matches since Brendan Rodgers took charge.

The 32-year-old joined Leicester from QPR in 2014 and has featured in 131 games, including 30 during the club’s famous title-winning season in 2015-16.

Okazaki arrived from Mainz in 2015 and he has 135 appearances for Leicester, scoring 19 goals. The 33-year-old Japan international formed a formidable partnership with Jamie Vardy in his first season as the club became Premier League champions for their first time ever, but he has majorly featured as a substitute this campaign.

Leicester City said in a statement:

“Danny and Shinji have been a vital part of the club’s success and Leicester City would like to wish them every success in the next step of their journeys.

“They will be forever welcomed back at King Power Stadium as either opposition players or as friends of the club.”

While the two are on their way out, 33-year-old defender Christian Fuchs is staying for one more season after signing a contract extension.

Source: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/11714634/

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