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Jamie Vardy: Leicester City striker signs new contract

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Jamie Vardy made his England debut against San Marino in September 2015

Jamie Vardy has signed a new three-year deal with Leicester City.

The England striker joined Leicester from Fleetwood for £1 million in 2012, and his goals have helped Claudio Ranieri's side reach the top of the Premier League table this season.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be fighting to achieve something special with this club. I've never known a spirit like it," he said.

"I want to be part of it for a long time."

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Jamie Vardy's goals have taken Leicester to the top of the Premier League and him into the England squad

He added: "Leicester have shown nothing but total faith in me since the day I arrived and it's impossible to measure how much that belief has helped me to improve."

In November, Vardy became the first player to score in 11 Premier League matches in a row.

He broke the record, previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, when he put Leicester ahead in their 1-1 draw with Van Nistelrooy's former club Manchester United.

After Saturday's 3-1 win at Manchester City, Claudio Ranieri's side are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.