EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Vardy reveals his intention to stay at Leicester ‘until the end’ of his career and insists he would turn down even Liverpool and Manchester United after spurning Arsenal over Foxes’ title win
- Jamie Vardy has insisted he would decline any interest in staying at Leicester City
- Vardy questioned about leaving the club, revealed he would stay ’till the end
- Vardy continues to shine in the King Power and is already off the track this year
- He will be featured in the latest episode of the show ‘A League of Their Own’ this week
Jamie Vardy has said he plans to stay at Leicester until the end of his career, and is prepared to reject any interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
Vardy, now 34, continues to dazzle the King Power and defy his increasing age, and has already taken off this season after scoring against Wolves.
He also appears in the final episode of “A League of Their Own” and when questioned by Jimmy Carr about which move would entice him, Vardy said he wasn’t going to leave.
Jamie Vardy has revealed his intention to stay with Leicester City until the end of his career
Vardy (with boss Brendan Rodgers) was adamant a move to a ‘bigger club’ wouldn’t tempt him
“Let me ask a stupid question,” comedian Carr said to Vardy. “You’re still playing for Leicester, aren’t you?”
After striker Vardy said ‘yes’, Carr set out to find which of the so-called ‘Big Six’ clubs would interest him.
Carr had been reprimanded for not reading the show’s investigative package, saying: ‘If you got an offer from one of the big boys’ clubs, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man U, would you go?
Comedian Jimmy Carr (L) asked Vardy if he might be going to Manchester United or Liverpool
But Vardy’s response was quick and defiant, leading to a round of applause from the audience
‘Or would you stay there (Leicester) until the end?’
But Vardy, who has rejected Arsenal in the past, has been defiant. ‘New. I was going to stay there until the end,” he revealed, prompting a round of applause from the studio audience.
Even Carr was impressed by his fellow guest. “You don’t get that anymore, do you?” he admitted. “I’d follow the money, I’d be out of there like a shot.”
That then allowed host Romesh Ranganathan to barge in with a typically cutting remark, sarcastically expressing his surprise that Carr “loves money.”
Vardy took off on the opening day of the new season after scoring against Wolves
“I think that might be exclusive to their own League,” Ranganathan added jokingly.
Sports post recently revealed how Vardy continues to amaze his teammates and the coaching staff at Leicester. He finished joint top in the pre-season running tests.
He also posts record low body fat percentages of less than eight percent, and has a cryotherapy room installed at home to aid in his recovery.
“You just have to look at his physique, his torso and everything about him, he’s so fit,” said boss Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers says Vardy is in a ‘great place’ physically and also remains a ‘joy’ to have on his team
“He’s in a great place physically. Every time Jamie plays you want him to be electric, you want him to be dynamic. You want him to run.
“You know when he can, he’s such a threat. He’s a defender’s nightmare. So that will be managed over the course of the season.
‘You saw last weekend, he was so good. I just love looking at him when he’s like that. He is a pleasure to have on the team. He has that devilishness that I love.
Vardy has a two-year contract with Leicester and is aiming for 150 top goals
“He keeps defying anyone who thinks he’s slowing down.”
Vardy has a two-year contract with the club and, provided he stays fit, he will be able to score 150 top goals.
“At some point, what happens to all players, they will slow down and take a dip,” added Rodgers. “But he’s not at this point yet.”
A League of Their Own airs at 9 p.m. Thursday on Sky One and NOW.