What happened to 16 players who left Leicester City this summer
Oct. 11, 2019
Leicester City sold or released 16 players over the summer – here is a lowdown on what they are up to now the season is a couple of months old
Every summer, Leicester City say goodbye to a handful of players.
Some are youngsters that never quite made the grade, some are club heroes whose best years are behind them, and some are poached by the bigger clubs.
That was no different in 2019. Here, we look at the 16 players to leave City and how they're faring at their new homes.
Maguire became the world's most-expensive defender when he left for Old Trafford in an £80m move but the centre-back has been unable to stop the Red Devils' slide.
Maguire has delivered some good performances – including a man-of-the-match display in a 1-0 victory over City – but United have struggled and are just two points above the relegation places with eight matches played.
The Premier League title-winner ended a hugely successful four-year association with City when his contract expired at the end of last season.
The 33-year-old then moved to Spanish second-tier side Malaga, only to have his contract cancelled after just 34 days because his registration would have seen the club break the salary cap.
After being treated so terribly, the Japan international didn't have to wait long for a new club, joining Malaga's divisional rivals Huesca, for whom he scored his first goal at the end of last month.
Another title winner, Simpson was made to wait to make his return to the game.
The 32-year-old saw a trial with Celtic collapse and was linked with Brighton, Crystal Palace and French side Amiens before finally signing a contract at Huddersfield.
The Terriers took just one point from their first eight games, but since signing Simpson and slotting him into the right side of defence, they have earned seven points from a possible nine.
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Another full-back now playing in the Championship, Elder spent eight years with City before joining Hull for an undisclosed fee in August, signing a three-year contract.
The 24-year-old left-back has made just one appearance for Hull, a 2-2 draw with Wigan, who are one of the six clubs he represented on loan while at City.
A promising youngster who had been with City since the age of eight, Pascanu returned to his country of birth over the summer, joining Romanian champions Cluj in a reported £550,000 deal.
The utility defender has only had two appearances, as a substitute in a goalless draw with Steaua Bucharest, and in the Cluj's penalty shoot-out defeat to Botosani at the first hurdle of the Romanian Cup. He was an unused substitute for a Europa League tie with Lazio.
The Italian forward's arrival in Leicester came about in odd fashion after he met late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha while working as a waiter in Nice.
Lorenzo, who was with Juventus as a youngster, was offered a trial by Khun Vichai and was handed a deal until the end of the season.
He did not play a single game for the senior side nor the Under-23s and was released in the summer.
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A key player in the Under-23s set-up last season, 20-year-old defensive midfielder Sherif was let go by City and joined Accrington Stanley on a two-year deal.
He has played three League One fixtures for the club, starting in a 3-1 defeat to Sunderland last month.
Full-back Ramsay spent just a season in City's Under-23s after joining from Norwich.
After his release, Ramsay joined Billericay Town after a successful trial and the Essex club now sit just outside the play-off spots in National League South.
Goalkeeper Bramley, who spent the first half of last season on loan at AFC Telford in National League North, is still a free agent.
The left winger had trials with Walsall, Wycombe and Nuneaton this summer before joining seventh-tier Stratford Town at the end of last month.
He scored his first goal in his second appearance for the club, and although it helped Stratford to victory, it did not save manager, and former City striker, Tommy Wright, who was sacked earlier this month.
After trials at West Ham and Ipswich did not result in a contract, centre-back Heaven joined Edwards-John at Stratford, making his debut in the same fixture.
The teenage striker headed to Cyprus to continue his career, joining AEK Larnaca, where he teamed up with former City prospect Sim Thandi.
Keaveny is yet to make an appearance but was an unused substitute in a Europa League qualifying match.
The French forward is now playing in the United Arab Emirates after joining Al-Fujairah on a free last month, making his debut in September.
The 18-year-old striker is being afforded an extended trial at Doncaster Rovers as he bids to earn a deal.
The Welsh striker has not yet been picked up by a new club.
The former Chelsea youngster is still on the lookout for a new team.
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