The English striker’s deal was due to expire in the summer of 2022 but he has now extended the time remaining on his current deal one year further while also getting a pay rise from the £140k weekly wage that he was earning before to an amount that is still undisclosed. Jamie Vardy enjoyed a memorable season in front of goal as he won the Premier League Golden Boot so a new contract should come as no surprise. He also joined an exclusive list of players to have racked up a century of Premier League goals albeit making his debut only six years ago.
Despite missing out on Champions League football right on the last day, Leicester’s best players are showing no signs of leaving the King Power with Ben Chilwell the only exception as he is set to join Chelsea soon. Vardy’s contract extension comes a few days after James Maddison put pen to paper on a new deal himself. Vardy was clearly delighted after signing the contract extension.
“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.”
“It’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again,” Jamie Vardy said after signing the new contract. 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 have 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.”
After tying two to their best players down, Leicester will be keen on adding more to their squad in order to mount another top-four charge next season. Francisco Triancao and Said Benrahma are realistic targets for the Foxes who will have European commitments to deal with next season. It is however imperative that they equip the squad appropriately.