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Vardy extends Leicester contract until 2024

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Arsenal v Leicester City – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2022 Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy prepares to take a penalty but the decision was later overturned REUTERS/Tony Obrien

(Reuters) – Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him with the Foxes until June 2024, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Vardy had been linked with a possible move to Manchester United.

The 35-year-old, who joined from non-league side Fleetwood Town in 2012, is third on Leicester’s all-time goalscorer list with 164 strikes from 387 games in all competitions.

“I’m obviously over the moon. Once I heard it was something the Club was looking at, there was only one thing that was going to happen, and I was going to sign it,” Vardy told https://www.lcfc.com/news/2749628 the club website.

“The decision was easy. I’ve been here long enough now that I feel like part of the furniture.”

Vardy, who scored 17 goals across competitions last season, was instrumental in guiding Leicester to the 2015-16 league title and also won the FA Cup in 2020-21.

Leicester, winless in their opening two league games this campaign, host Southampton later on Saturday.

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)