In an announcement, Leicester Metropolis have confirmed rumours that Jamie Vardy has signed a two-year extension with the membership, which can preserve him with the Foxes till a minimum of 2024. The 35-year-old had much less a yr left on his earlier deal and was reportedly contemplating leaving the King Energy Stadium.
Ever since he signed for Leicester City, few gamers have performed in addition to Jamie Vardy has with the Englishman proving to be a constant risk for the Foxes. That particularly included their legendary 2015/16 season the place Vardy contributed to 32 objectives as Leicester Metropolis received a fairy-title Premier League title. Since then, the now 35-year-old has constantly hit double figures for objectives within the league although age has caught as much as him quickly.
That mixed with the truth that Vardy had lower than one yr left on his present contract noticed studies point out that the ahead was contemplating leaving the membership. Nonetheless, Leicester Metropolis have rebuffed these rumours and as an alternative confirmed that the 35-year-old has signed a brand new deal. The assertion revealed that Vardy has penned a two-year extension, maintaining him on the membership till 2024.
“Leicester Metropolis Soccer Membership is delighted to verify that Jamie Vardy has agreed a contract extension with the Foxes to June 2024. The 35-year-old, who signed from then non-league facet Fleetwood City in 2012, has made 387 appearances for Metropolis in all competitions and is third on the Membership’s all-time main goalscorer checklist with 164 objectives,” reads the assertion.
“He has received the Premier League, FA Cup, Neighborhood Defend and Championship titles with the Foxes and celebrated a powerful decade on the Membership in Might this yr.
The ahead had rather a lot to say about his new contract and admitted that after he realised the membership wished to increase his phrases, he wasn’t trying to go away. Not solely that, Vardy believes that he nonetheless can carry out on the highest ranges and admitted that his physique feels nice, with him eager on “serving to the membership as a lot” as he can.
“I am clearly over the moon. As soon as I heard it was one thing the membership was , there was just one factor that was going to occur, and I used to be going to signal it. The choice was simple. I have been right here lengthy sufficient now that I really feel like a part of the furnishings. I believe you possibly can see with the best way we’re making an attempt to play, the best way the membership’s eager to go, that it should be onwards and upwards,” Vardy informed LCFC TV.
“To hold on being concerned with that, I used to be over the moon. Now it is all about this season and ending as excessive as we will. My legs are nonetheless feeling nice so I am going to carry that on serving to the membership as a lot as I can, whether or not that is scoring or aiding, that is what I am right here to do.”
— Leicester Metropolis (@LCFC) August 20, 2022