Brendan Rodgers confirms breakthrough star set for new Leicester City contract

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the Foxes have opened talks to extend midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s contract.

Dewsbury-Hall, 23, has spent his entire career at Leicester City after making the decision to join their youth academy when he was just a young lad.

After spending two seasons out on loan with Blackpool and Luton Town, the 23-year-old found himself promoted to the club’s senior first-team last summer.

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Since establishing himself as a regular for Rodgers, Dewsbury-Hall has gone on to feature in 30 senior matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to three goals along the way.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (right) has been a regular under Brendan Rodgers.

However, although his current deal is not set to expire until 2024, the Foxes’ hierarchy is keen to offer him a new deal, presumably one that better reflects his newfound status in the side’s first-team.

Speaking before his side’s important Europa League knockout tie against Rennes on Thursday, Rodgers, as quoted by ESPN, said: “It’s something the club will be talking to the likes of Kieran Dewsbury-Hall and I know he is very committed and wants to be here.

“Talks have opened with his people. He’s still got a lot more development to take place and he loves playing here. Any other ones I’m not aware of at the moment.”

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