Kasper Schmeichel, a former captain of Leicester City, has signed a one-year contract with…

Kasper Schmeichel, a former captain of Leicester City, has signed a one-year contract with Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League.

Kasper Schmeichel: Former Leicester goalkeeper joins Anderlecht - BBC Sport

On the final day of transfers, Ligue 1 team OGC Nice released the 36-year-old for free.

He was initially connected to a move to Celtic, as Brendan Rogers, the manager of former team Leicester, was looking for a replacement for the faltering Joe Hart.

Hart has seen a renaissance in form since the new season began, most recently turning in an outstanding performance in the Old Firm derby against Rangers.

Schmeichel, a free agent, has now signed a one-year contract with Anderlecht with the option of an extension.

Chmeichel made 479 appearances with the Foxes, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Community Shield while also being promoted.

He joined Nice on a free transfer from Leicester, but had a mediocre year there, making 46 appearances across all leagues.

The international from Denmark stated of his move to Anderlecht: “Anderlecht is just a fantastic club,

Former teammates from other locations have always spoken positively and affectionately about this location. It was something that I really wanted to get involved with.

In the final weeks of the transfer window, Schmeichel had interest from Chelsea, Nottingham Forest, and Brentford but apparently desired to challenge for the starting job at a major league team.
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