Leicester City have confirmed that Jamie Vardy has agreed a one-year contract extension, with his deal now set to expire in 2023.
Vardy continued to age like a fine wine last season, with the 33-year-old bagging 23 goals and scooping the Premier League Golden Boot. His fine performances also saw him awarded Leicester's Player of the Year - surprisingly for the first time ever.
Vardy's new deal could see him remain at the King Power Stadium until after his 36th birthday and the Foxes legend revealed his delight at the news on the club's website.
"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, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again," he beamed
"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 been particularly impressive since Brendan Rodgers took over, scoring an incredible 32 times in 50 appearances under the Northern Irishman. Next season, he will have to opportunity to torment European defences thanks to Leicester's sixth placed finish earning them a spot in the Europa League.
News of Vardy's new deal comes just a few days removed from creative talisman James Maddison and youth prospect Luke Thomas also penning fresh terms. However, it's not all been good news for Leicester of late with left-back ben Chilwell expected to sign for Chelsea in the next few days.
Source : 90min