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Leicester City captain Jonny Evans has revealed it was a "surreal moment" when Kasper Schmeichel said goodbye to his teammates.

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Schmeichel joined Ligue 1 club OGC Nice last week on a three-year deal, bringing to an end his 11-year stay on Filbert Way. His departure came as a "big shock" to the City players, all of whom signed for the club while Schmeichel was between the sticks.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper was captain for his final year at City, after the retirement of Wes Morgan, and was a key figure through the many ups and downs the club has expired over the past decade. He was a leading figure in the dressing room, so it was understandably difficult for the players to see him go.

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"When he said his goodbyes it was a surreal moment," Evans told BBC 5 Live when asked about Schmeichel joining Nice.

"It was for him, too, being at the club for such a long time. When you think of Leicester City you think of Kasper Schmeichel and for him to leave was a big shock to all of us.

"But with football there is a chance for people to step in and normally that's the sort of evolution of the dressing room."

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