37-year-old Jamie Vardy Signs New Leicester City Contract, Confirms Retirement Plan

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Jamie Vardy has extended his contract with Leicester City till 2025. The 37-year-old is one of the longest-serving Leicester City players.

Vardy reached a decade with Leicester City in the 2021/22 season. At the end of the current contract, which has been extended, Vardy would spend 13 seasons with the Foxes, establishing himself as one of the most iconic players in the team.

Since joining Leicester City, he has netted 136 times for the club and had led the pack as the club staged a challenge for the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season and subsequently won it under former manager Claudio Ranieri.

Despite nearing the twilights of his career, Jamie Vardy has not lost his spark and goalscoring threat. In the last campaign, the English forward scored 18 times as Leicester won the second-division title and sealed promotion to the English topflight.

Speaking after renewing his contract, Vardy made an optimistic prediction, insisting there is still more to come.

“To get the numbers that I did [last season], I’m delighted with it, but there’s still more to come,” Vardy told the club’s official website.

The prolific goalscorer said he is still ready to ball despite his age as it is just a number. Referencing his retirement plan, Vardy said he would continue to ball until his leg said he was no longer ready to play again. According to him, that day will surely come but definitely not now.

“I look after myself. I’ve always said that age is just a number. My legs feel fine so that’s why I carry on until my legs say ‘that’s it, game over’. There will be a day when that comes, but that’s not right now.

“We look forward to another season in the Premier League and seeing what we can do. One hundred per cent, it’s the best league in the world. That’s where you want to be playing your football.”

Vardy will be expected to play a big role as the Foxes return to the English top tier in their first attempt after relegation in the 2021-22 campaign.

He has won the Premier League and the FA Cup with the Foxes including several other individual awards.

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