Leicester Striker-Jamie Vardy close to signing a New Contract

 Jamie Vardy, 29, has more than two years to run on his current contract with Leicester City but he is rumored to commit to the club till 2019. Leicester City is currently at top of the Premier League table, leading by 3 points above Manchester City. The striker played a key role in the club’s well deserved rise. Vardy has scored 16 goals this season and in November, he set a new record of highest number of successive goals in Premier League matches. He broke the record in the game against Manchester United, previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, scoring his 11th consecutive goal.

Jamie Vardy joined the foxes in 2012 for £1m from Fleetwood and proved to be a pleasant surprise for the club. The rising star gained a lot of attention; with Chelsea and Manchester United showing a keen interest in the player. In order to ward off this interest, it is rumored that Leister City has offered a new contract to the striker and Vardy is set to sign it. The contract promises the England international a significant salary hike. He currently receives £40,000-per-week and the deal can tie him to the club for the next three years.

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