Jamie Vardy is set to snub interest from the Premier League big guns and commit his future to Leicester City. The striker is set to agree to a lucrative new deal that will see him remain at the King Power Stadium until at least the summer of 2019.
According to the Guardian, the England international forward still has over two years to run on his present £40,000-a-week ($58,000-a-week) deal but in light of his performances and interest from other clubs, Leicester have offered him a considerable rise on his present salary. The report claims that he is set to agree to a much improved three-and-a-half-year deal with the Foxes, who are currently the Premier League leaders, three points ahead of Manchester City and five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in third and fourth respectively.
The striker was subject to interest from Chelsea and Liverpool during the winter transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph but he is set to snub interest by suggesting that he wants to stay with the surprise title contenders for a long time to come. Leicester recorded a convincing 2-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday (2 February) and now face title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two Premier League fixtures.
The 29-year-old striker, who is the current top scorer in the league with 16 goals, has indicated that the club are not pressuring themselves or getting carried away with their recent form and talk of an unlikely title challenge but are only focusing on their next game.
"I'd like to be here for a long time," Vardy said regarding his future at the club, as quoted by the Mirror.
"We won't stop believing. We're staying grounded, but if we carry on the way we are, then why not have the belief to win it? It would go down in history surely."
"You've seen how we are. We'll be back on the training field and looking towards Manchester City on Saturday," the former Fleetwood Town forward added.