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REVEALED: Leicester price paid to prise Rodgers from Celtic

Leicester City coughed up big last season to sign Brendan Rodgers from Celtic, it has been revealed.

The Daily Mail reports Leicester paid Celtic nearly £9million in compensation when they hired Rodgers as manager in February.

The Northern Irishman's mid-season departure - with Celtic on course for a third consecutive domestic treble - was hugely controversial at Parkhead, with Rodgers vilified by supporters for his decision.

But Celtic's annual report revealed that Leicester had forked out £8.8million after persuading Rodgers to move to the King Power Stadium, where he is nearly nine months into a three-year contract worth about £5m per year.

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