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Kasper Schmeichel 'never asked to leave' Leeds United

Kasper Schmeichel
Schmeichel has a year left on his current contract at Elland Road

Leeds United goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has claimed that he never asked to leave the club.

Boss Simon Grayson said it was "going to be difficult" to agree a new deal with Schmeichel after Leeds accepted an offer from Leicester City on Monday.

But on his Twitter account, Schmeichel said: "I want to put on record that I have never asked to leave Leeds United.

"Nor did I reject an offer of a new contract, since one was never put to me," the Dane added.

Upon announcing the news of their acceptance of Leicester's offer, Leeds manager Simon Grayson said: "We feel this is the right deal for the club.

"We spoke to Kasper's agent at the end of the season about a contract extension and it was apparent that it was going to be difficult."

I have been put in a very difficult situation and will spend some time considering my options

Kasper Schmeichel

But Schmeichel, who has a year left on his current deal, said: "It is with great disappointment that I have learned that Leeds United have accepted an offer from Leicester.

"I was enjoying being a Leeds United player and was looking forward to winning promotion this season with the club," he said.

"I have spoken to the manager Simon Grayson and he has made it clear to me, that, in spite of having played well for him, this is something he believes is a good deal for Leeds United.

"I have been put in a very difficult situation and will spend some time considering my options for my future."

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