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Jamie Vardy signs new Leicester City contract to run until 2023

Golden Boot winner rewarded with pay rise and extra year on current deal

Jamie Vardy lifted the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career.
Image: Jamie Vardy lifted the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career in the 2019-20 season

Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with Leicester City which will keep him at the club beyond his 36th birthday.

Leicester have rewarded Vardy for becoming last season's Golden Boot winner and his new deal contains a pay rise and a year's extension to his current contract, which was due to expire in two years' time.

Vardy scored 23 Premier League goals last season, beating Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling and Danny Ings to the crown, and helping Leicester secure a Europa League place.

That haul means he is now Leicester's fourth-highest goalscorer of all time with 129 goals from 309 appearances, and he feels there is more to come from the team.

"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," he told the club's official website.

"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've 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."

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