Leicester City news from LeicestershireLive as Hamza Choudhury speaks about signing a new contract with his boyhood club.
Hamza Choudhury is setting his sights on a swift return to the Premier League after pledging his long-term future to Leicester City.
Choudhury has signed a new four-year contract with the Foxes, which runs until the summer of 2027. The midfielder will be hoping to play his part as City challenge for promotion from the Championship this season under new head coach Enzo Maresca following their shock relegation from the top flight last term.
The 25-year-old spent last season on loan in the Championship with Watford, making 37 appearances for the Hornets as they finished 11th. Now back at his boyhood club, he has featured seven times in all competitions so far in 2023/24.
Five of those appearances have been in the league – four from the bench and one start – in last week’s 2-0 win at Norwich City. There is competition for places in Maresca’s midfield, with Leicester top of the table on goal difference following Saturday 1-0 victory over Bristol City – with seven wins and just one defeat from their opening eight fixtures.
Choudhury is delighted to have agreed a new contract with City and is now looking to the future. He told LCFC.com: “It’s an amazing feeling for me and my family. This is my home.
“I’ve obviously spent the majority of my life here around the same people in the same environment. I’m looking forward to cracking on now and hopefully helping the team get back to the Premier League.
“It’s my home. To be staying here for another four years is exactly what I want.”