Jamie Vardy has expressed his delight after signing a new deal that will keep him at Leicester City until 2023.
The 33-year-old’s current deal at the King Power Stadium was due to expire in two years.
However, Vardy has been rewarded with a one-year extension after finishing last season as the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner. He scored 23 goals as the Foxes just missed out on the Champions League places.
“It’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again,” Vardy told the club’s official site.
“I love playing my football in front of our fans at King Power Stadium. I’m delighted to continue this journey at such an exciting time for the club.
“We’ve a fantastic team that I believe is capable of getting even better. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next few years.”
The new deal will extend Vardy’s stay at the Foxes to 11 years after he joined the club in 2012.
Vardy played a key role in helping Leicester win the Premier League title in 2015-16, scoring 24 goals that season.
In June he reached a significant career milestone by scoring his 100th Premier League goal, becoming the 29th person to achieve that feat.
The former FC Halifax and Fleetwood striker has scored 130 goals in 310 appearances in his eight years at Leicester.
Spurs talks for Leicester winger Gray
The Foxes, meanwhile, look set to face a fight to keep Demerai Gray at the King Power Stadium.
The 24-year-old wide man has been with the Foxes since 2016 after making his breakthrough with boyhood club Birmingham City.
But with just 12 months remaining on his current deal, Leicester could be open to a sale to avert the risk of losing him for nothing next year.
Tottenham are described as being ‘keen’ to secure his services, and have reportedly been tracking him for some time.
In order to fast track the move, Mourinho is understood to have ‘held discussions with Gray directly’.