Former Leicester City and Welsh International Andy King has joined OH Leuven until the end of the 2020/21 season.
King spent 15 years at King Power and was part of that memorable 2015/16 Premier League title triumph. In addition, the 32-year-old won the Championship and League One trophies during his stint with the side.
The midfielder remains 11thon the club’s all time list of appearance makers having played 378 games and joins Leuven, who are currently sitting sixth in the Belgium Jupiler Pro League and are 10 points behind leaders Club Bruges. Remarkably though Leuven will be King’s second permanent club of his professional career.
King made his first appearance for the club way back in October 2007 and scored his first-ever-goal for City against Southampton. Weirdly his last goal for the side also came versus the Saints over 10 years later.
When he left the King Power back in June 2020 the Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said:
“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.”
Indeed, since helping The Foxes secure their maiden Premier League crown, King fell out of favour with previous Leicester manager Claude Puel and subsequently went on a series of loan moves at: Swansea City, Derby County, Rangers and Huddersfield before his contact ended in the summer of 2020.
A statement on Leuven club’s website, meanwhile, added:
“Andy was looking for a new challenge and found it at OH Leuven. With his experience he can contribute to the further development of the club.”
King will join three Leicester City loanees at the club in midfielder Kamal Sowah, goalkeeper Daniel Iversen and forward Josh Eppiah.