Jamie Vardy Set to Sign One-Year Contract Extension With Leicester

Jamie Vardy is set to sign a one-year contract extension a Leicester which would keep him at the club until June 2023.

The 33-year-old was in scintillating form last season, registering 23 goals. This was enough to earn him the Premier League Golden Boot as well as the Foxes' Player of the Year award - the first time he has scooped either gong.

According to the Telegraph, Vardy will be rewarded for his performances with a one-season extension to his current Leicester contract. This new deal will run for three further years and keep him at the King Power Stadium beyond his 36th birthday.

Vardy has enjoyed a remarkable rise to the top since joining the Foxes - then in the Championship - from Fleetwood Town back in 2012. After a shaky start, the Englishman found his feet during the 2013/14 season, forming a fruitful strike partnership with David Nugent and helping the Foxes get promoted back to the Premier League.

Once back in the big time, Vardy and Leicester complete the Great Escape before winning the title in 2016. During that impossible season, the former Stocksbridge Park Steels man managed 24 goals and also won the Football Writers Player of the Year award.

News of Vardy's re-signing will be welcomed by Brendan Rodgers as he is set to lose starting left-back Ben Chilwell in the next few days. Despite interest from Manchester City and Manchester United in the past, it seems Chelsea will be the ones to secure his signature for around £50m.

It's not all been bad for the Foxes recently though with creative talisman James Maddison agreeing a new four-year contract. Hot prospect Luke Thomas - who filled in for Chilwell flawlessly towards the end of the season - had also been tied down to a long term deal.

Source : 90min