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Knockaert: I could have signed four-year deal at Leicester

Anthony Knockaert has revealed that he rejected a new four-year contract at Leicester City.

Knockaert left Leicester on a free transfer this summer and the winger has now completed a move to Belgian side Standard Liege.

During his unveiling at Liege, Knockaert has gone on to reveal that he did have an option to extend his stay at Leicester after being offered a new contract but decided not to sign as the offer came too late.

Knockaert said: "I would have been able to re-sign for four years in Leicester but this proposal came in November when the team had returned to the Premier League in July. This is the standard that I think have the best chance to bounce back in.

"I do not know the Belgian competition well but I am not snobbish at all and I know that Standard is a club that plays practically every year in Europe. It is a prestigious club.

"It has always been my dream to play in competitions like this. I have the opportunity to perform in Europe this year. First will be the third round, but I think we will do everything to qualify."

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