JAMIE VARDY will not become a Wrexham player ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.

Veteran striker Jamie Vardy was linked with a move to The Racecourse but has signed a new one-year contract at Leicester.

The 37-year-old will extend his stay at the King Power to 12 years after agreeing a deal for next season.

The former England international scored 20 goals in 37 appearances as the Foxes won promotion to the Premier League this term.

He said: “To get the numbers that I did [last season], I’m delighted with it, but there’s still more to come.

“I look after myself. I’ve always said that age is just a number. My legs feel fine so that’s why I carry on until my legs say, ‘That’s it, game over’. There will be a day when that comes, but that’s not right now.

“We look forward to another season in the Premier League and seeing what we can do. One hundred per cent, it’s the best league in the world. That’s where you want to be playing your football.”

Vardy came through the non-league ranks and was a prolific scorer for Fleetwood Town who pipped Wrexham to the Conference title in 2011-12, earning him a move to Leicester at the end of the season.

It’s been a fairytale journey for Vardy with the Foxes winning the Championship in 2014 before clinching the Premier League title against all odds two years later, and FA Cup success arrived in 2021.

But who his manager will be next season remains unknown with the club’s search for a new boss still ongoing after Enzo Maresca, who guided Leicester to the Championship title in his first season in charge, left to go to Chelsea last week.

That sparked rumours that Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson was interested in Vardy who has scored 190 goals in 464 games for the Foxes, but he has now extended his stay at The King Power Stadium.

Parkinson has led Wrexham to back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club’s history and is preparing for the Reds’ first season in League One since 2004-05 but despite being linked with a number of players, is yet to complete his first new signing of the summer.