Shinji Okazaki is to leave Leicester after a successful four-year spell this summer on a free with his contract set to expire, as reported by the Telegraph.

The 33-year-old was key to Claudio Ranieri’s title-winning side in 2015/16. He made 30 appearances scoring three goals, but he played an important supporting role to their talisman, Jamie Vardy.

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The Japanese star has been a popular figure with everyone surrounding Leicester since joining from Mainz in 2015 for £7.5m.

But his playing time has been limited in the past couple of seasons and he has only made 13 league appearances in this current campaign.

Okazaki has a great record for Japan scoring 50 goals from his 116 caps, but if he is going to make the squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar he has to leave the King Power Stadium to find more game time elsewhere.

The forward’s impending departure means that very few players remain at Leicester from their famous league title-winning squad.

Defensive duo Danny Simpson and Christian Fuchs are also out of contract at the end of this season and could both leave.

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