Vardy to stay at Leicester until 2023 after deal is extended
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension.
As revealed by The Daily Telegraph this week, the former England forward has been rewarded after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season.
The deal will take Vardy to 2023, with the 33-year-old having joined from Fleetwood in 2012.
He said: “The journey that I’ve been on with this football club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team.
“I love playing my football in front of our fans at King Power Stadium and I’m delighted to continue this journey at such an exciting time for the club.
“We’ve a fantastic team that I believe is capable of getting even better, and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next few years.”
Vardy has netted 103 goals in 211 Premier League appearances for Leicester and 129 in 309 games overall to sit fourth in the club’s scoring charts.
He scored 24 times when the Foxes claimed a shock Premier League title in 2016 and helped them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League a year later.
Last season, Brendan Rodgers’s side finished fifth, dropping out of the Champions League places following a run of two wins in their final nine game.
Vardy follows James Maddison after the midfielder signed a new four-year deal this week to remain at the club, while Nampalys Mendy also agreed a fresh two-year contract, with 19-year-old midfielder Luke Thomas signing a long-term deal.