When it is safe to do so, Leicester City will give supporters a chance to say goodbye to Andy King.
Supporters will be able to thank the departing legend of Leicester City with the club hoping to organize a farewell event when crowds will be able to meet again.
The midfielder will soon say an emotional farewell to the place he’s been calling home for 16 years after its confirmed he’d be let go this summer when his contract is concluded.
But after helping City to climb from League One to the title of the Premier League and becoming a hero to so many supporters, the club has announced that they will prepare an event for when audiences will meet again so that fans will thank the Welshman for it.
City said in a: “The club aims to give members a chance to thank Andy for his contribution when it’s healthy and practical to do so, hosting an event that fits his 16 years of service.
“It will also be Andy’s chance to thank the Leicester City faithful for their support during a memorable Foxes career.”
Club chairman Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha also said: “I’m so grateful to Andy. He is the only player still here that was with the club when King Power took over 10 years ago.
“He’s been through everything with us and is an amazing guy. He’s been a massive part of what the club has achieved in that time and earned the respect of so many people.
“I could talk about the important goals Andy has scored or the medals he has won, but his contribution goes far beyond that. The young players he’s helped, the change he’s embraced, the ways he’s supported our communities, the culture he’s helped to build – few players have contributed so much over such a long period of time.
“Like so many of our fans, I’m sure, I look forward to a time when I can thank him in person. For now, we wish him well with the next stage of his career, in which he has so much more to give.”
King, 31, will finish the season on loan at Huddersfield and then begin the next chapter of his career.
Having first arrived at the club as a 15-year-old in 2004, and having made his senior debut in 2007, he is the only first-team squad member to precede King Power’s takeover of City.