Nigel Pearson looking to continue offering extensions

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson looks on as the players warm up prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between MK Dons and Leicester City on August 4, 2014
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Nigel Pearson reveals that he is hoping to offer deals to a number of Leicester City's key players in the near future.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has claimed that it will be crucial for the club to sign more players to longer-term deals this season.

The Championship winners were forced to let a number of players wait until long after promotion was secured to table new contracts, but Pearson believes that the plan to tie down key members of the squad will now be easier to execute.

"It is well documented last season in terms of how many players were potentially going to be out of contract at the end of the season," the Foxes manager is quoted as saying by The Mirror. "For various reasons, financial reasons being very important in there, we didn't renegotiate a lot of the contracts until the end of the season.

"So we have done quite a bit of business in terms of securing the services of players who played a big part last year, and also renegotiating with some of our younger players who we feel we need to make sure we extend their contracts."

Jamie Vardy put pen to paper on a four-year contract earlier this week.

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