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Jamie Vardy’s fresh goals after extending his Leicester deal

Leader of the pack: Vardy spearheaded Leicester’s European push with 23 goals last season PICTURE: REX

JAMIE VARDY hopes to bring more glory to Leicester after agreeing a one-year contract extension which will take him past his 36th birthday.

The former England hitman’s reward for the 23 goals that saw him win the Premier League’s golden boost last season is a new deal taking him to 2023.

Vardy, who signed from Fleetwood for £1million in 2012, has set his sights on adding more silverware to Leicester’s stunning Premier League triumph in 2016.

‘The journey I’ve been on with this club is hard to describe,’ said the 33-year-old.

‘Although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester once again.

‘I love playing my football in front of our fans at King Power Stadium and I’m delighted to continue this journey at such an exciting time for the club.

‘We’ve a fantastic team I believe is capable of getting even better and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next few years.’

Vardy is the Foxes’ fourth top goal-scorer of all time, having netted 103 goals in 211 Premier League appearances and 129 in 309 games overall.

He scored 24 times in their title-winning campaign as well as helping them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League a year later.

Vardy is the second big name tied down by manager Brendan Rodgers this week as they look forward to more European football, although they had to settle for the Europa League rather than the top competition after winning just two of their last nine games.

England midfielder James Maddison, 23, signed a new four-year deal this week. Nampalys Mendy has agreed a fresh two-year contract, with Luke Thomas, 19, given a long-term deal.