England and Leicester striker has signed a new £80,000-a-week contract at Leicester City, to keep him at the King Power stadium until 2019.
The Sheffield born striker is currently the top scorer in the Premier League, scoring 18 goals for the club, including 2 goals against Liverpool last weekend.
The strikers rise to the top, started all the way at the bottom. He played for then Non Leage club Fleetwood, before joining Leicester in a £1million move in 2012. After helping Leicester get into the Premier League, his goals helped the club stay up against all odds last season.
This season, his goalscoring form has continued. In November he set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 consecutive Premeier League games, beating Ruud van Nistelrooy’s previous record of 10. He has scored 18 goals in total and is the Leagues leading scorer ahead of Harry Kane (15), Odion Ighalo and Riyadh Mahrez (both 14)
On signing his new contract, Vardy said;
I’m absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special with this club. I’ve never known a spirit like it.
I want to be part of it for a long time.
Leicester have shown nothing but total faith in me since the day I arrived and it’s impossible to measure how much that belief has helped me to improve. I will forever be grateful for the investment the club has made in me and I’ll spend every day working to repay it.
Vardy was involved in Leicester City’s 3-1 victory over Manchester City yesterday, leaving the club 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League with 13 games to play.