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Gary Lineker to leave BT Sport & #39 to follow Leicester & #39 in Europe

Gary Lineker will leave BT Sport's Champions League broadcast to follow Leicester in Europe next season.

Former England captain and Leicester, Tottenham and Barclona scorer and BBC's Match of the Day presenter offered the channel's broadcast for six years, but resigned despite being offered a new deal to remain. The final match will be the Saturday Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.

"I would like to thank BT Sport for the generous renewal offer, but after much thought I decided to say one day," Lineker wrote on Twitter. "I always feel it is time to do what I promised myself to do: follow Leicester with my sons across Europe [how many opportunities will we have?]."

After finishing fifth in a row for the second time in the Premier League, Leicester is in the Europa League again next season. 2020 - 32 - 21 Competition before being knocked out by Slavia Prague.

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A tweet from BT Sport: “Thanks so much for everything, Gary! Legend of a game and a legend of a broadcast. We will miss you, enjoy your days outside! "

Lineker, which turned 60 in November, is among the BBC's highest-paid servers. In September 2020 it was announced that he signed a new five-year contract with the publisher 23% salary cut - from £ 1 75m to about £ 1. 35 m. He has four sons from his first wife, Michelle Cockayne.

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