English Premiership

Vardy spurns Arsenal, signs 4-year Leicester deal

2016-06-23 11:25
Jamie Vardy (Getty)

Leicester City - Leicester says striker Jamie Vardy has agreed to extend his contract with the English Premier League champion by four years.

Arsenal activated Vardy's release clause before the European Championship, but Leicester's top scorer stayed silent publicly on his future.

Now it appears the 29-year-old England striker will stay at the surprise first-time English champion, although Leicester's statement did not say the new contract had been signed.

“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,” said the club on its official website.

“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.”

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