Leicester City have confirmed that Jamie Vardy has agreed to extend his contract with the Premier League champions for four years.
The 29-year-old was subject to a £20m bid from Arsenal last month after the North London side met the release clause in his contract, a move that forced the Foxes to offer the 29-year old an improved deal in a bid to retain his services.
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A statement on Leicester’s website on Thursday morning said: “Leicester City have today (Thursday) agreed with the representatives of Jamie Vardy to extend the England international’s contract with the Premier League champions for a further four years.
“Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club.
“Jamie will continue to focus all of his efforts on trying to achieve success with the England team at the European Championships in France. There will be no further comment from either the Club or the player on this matter until the conclusion of the tournament.” The statement read.
Securing the former Fleetwood Town striker who who scored 24 goals last season to propel Leicester to the most unlikely Premier League title triumph in recent history to a new contract, making him the most lavishly paid player in the club’s history, represents a massive coup for the Foxes as they look ahead to their maiden campaign in the Champions League.