As expected for some times now, Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy has signed a new 4 year contract with Leicester City.
The club confirmed this development in a statement on the club’s official website which reads:
‘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.’
It will be recalled that Arsenal triggered Vardy’s £20million release clause, which has now been removed, but the 29-year-old decided to reject their offer in favour of remaining with the Premier League champions.
The Mirror claimed a new deal had been coming for Vardy anyway following the stunning season that saw him crowned FWA Footballer of the Year. The interest from Arsenal merely sped that up. Arsenal offered the former Fleetwood man who had only signed a new contract with Leicester in February this year around £150,000-a-week to quit the King Power stadium. But Vardy, who netted 24 goals last season as Claudio Ranieri’s side stunned their bigger rivals by winning the title by 10 points., had concerns about playing regularly and Leicester countered with a double-your-money deal.
Whether this is a wise move remains to be seen but as a fan of Arsenal, I’m glad this whole saga is over and we can now move on to other targets as I’m not in support of the move anyway.