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Praet prepares for exit from Leicester

Leicester City's Dennis Praet warms up ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leicester City at Deepdale

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Dennis Praet has confirmed his departure from newly-promoted Leicester City after a five-year spell at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes signed the Belgium international from Sampdoria in August 2019 for £18.4m, but he has since struggled to become a mainstay under former managers Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith and current boss Enzo Maresca.

Speaking to Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad in an exclusive interview, the midfielder said he is looking for “something new” this summer as he becomes a free agent with his current contract set to expire.

The 29-year-old added: “I’m physically at the peak of my career right now. I definitely want to become important again somewhere so I can find the fun in the game.

“A number of things are already happening so I’m quite relaxed. I just need to be a little more patient. It makes sense that some clubs don’t know their budgets yet.

“I don’t regret (joining Leicester City). I really wanted to go to the Premier League, that choice was made quickly. I also experienced many beautiful moments.

“I just wanted to play a lot more. That’s the painful part.”

Praet is likely to leave Leicester City as an FA Cup and Championship title winner.

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