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It just gets better and better for Leicester as Vardy pens new deal

England striker commits to the Foxes until 2019.

JUST WHEN YOU thought things couldn’t get any better for Leicester, Jamie Vardy has signed a new long-term deal with the club.

The England striker, who was excellent in his side’s 3-1 away win at Manchester City earlier on Saturday, has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until 2019.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special with this club, as part of this squad,” Vardy told the club’s website.

“I’ve never known a spirit like it — from the owners, to the manager and his staff, the players and the fans. I want to be part of it for a long time.

“Leicester City have shown nothing but total faith in me since the day I arrived here three and a half years ago and it’s impossible to measure how much that belief has helped me to improve.

“I’ll forever be grateful for the investment the club has made in me and I’ll spend every day working to repay it.”

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Leicester were desperate to finalise a new deal with Vardy, who sits atop the Premier League scoring charts on 18 goals, but a number of big clubs were reportedly trying to pry the 29-year-old away from the Foxes.

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