Supporters will be able to thank Leicester City’s leaving hero with the club planning to stage a farewell event when fans will meet again.
Leicester City should give supporters a chance to say good-bye to Andy King when it is free to do so. The midfielder is giving an emotional goodbye to the place he’s been calling home for 16 years after it’s announced that he’s going to be let go this summer when his contract is over.
But after helping City climb from League One to the Premier League title and becoming a hero to so many supporters, the club has announced that they will be preparing an event for when audiences will meet again to thank the Welshman for it.
The city said in a statement: “The club aims to allow members to thank Andy for his input when it’s healthy and practical to do so, hosting an event that fits his 16 years of service. It will also be an opportunity for Andy to thank the faithful of Leicester City for their support during a memorable Foxes career. “
King, 31, will finish the Huddersfield loan season and then begin the next chapter of his career. Having first arrived at the club as a 15-year-old in 2004 and made his senior debut in 2007, he is the only squad member to precede King Power’s takeover of Cities.
Club chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha said: “I thank Andy very much. He is the only player who was still here with the club when King Power took over 10 years ago. He has been with us all along and he’s an awesome man. He was a massive part of what the club accomplished during that time and earned so many people’s respect. I could talk about Andy’s major goals or the medals he’s won but his contribution goes far beyond that. The young players he has helped, the change he has embraced, the ways he has supported our communities, the culture he has helped build-few players have contributed so much over such a long time. I ‘m sure, like so many of our fans, I ‘m looking forward to a time when I can thank him for that. We wish him well for now with the next stage of his career, in which he has so much more to come.”