Jamie Vardy signs contract extension at Leicester City

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has signed a new one-year deal with the Premier League club.

Vardy has played for Leicester since 2012 and has scored 190 goals in 464 appearances.

The 37-year-old won the Premier League with the club in 2015-16.

Centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 31, has also signed a new deal until the summer of 2027, while Marc Albrighton, Kelechi Iheanacho and Dennis Praet will leave the club as free agents.

Former England striker Vardy has also won the FA Cup, Community Shield and two Championship titles with Leicester, including last season, earning his side promotion to the Premier League.

“I’ve always said that age is just a number,” Leicester captain Vardy said. “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,” Vardy added.

“That’s where you want to be playing your football.”

Jamie Vardy celebrates Leicester’s Championship win.

Vardy won 26 England caps, with his last coming in 2018.

Denmark international Vestergaard, who joined the Foxes from Southampton in August 2021, made 42 Championship appearances for the club last season.

“With the football and my situation having developed in a positive way, I’m just very happy to be here,” he said.

“It’s something that fills me with some sort of pride as well that I went through the lows and I continued to work. I’ve come out on the other side and shown a little bit more of what I can contribute.”

Winger Albrighton, 34, leaves the club after 10 years in which he made 313 appearances and won the Premier League, FA Cup, Community Shield and Championship title.

Nigeria forward Iheanacho, 27, scored 61 goals in his seven-year spell at Leicester, while 30-year-old Belgian midfielder Praet leaves the club after 107 appearances.

The Foxes say they remain in discussions with Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 27, about his future – with his contract set to expire.


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