Foxes land Vardy in £1m deal
Leicester have completed the signing of striker Jamie Vardy from Fleetwood for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region £1million.
The 25-year-old joins the Foxes on a three-year contract after firing the Cod Army to the Blue Square Bet Premier title with 34 goals this season and becomes the most expensive purchase from a non-league club.
Vardy becomes Nigel Pearson's third new signing this week, following Manchester United duo Ritchie De Laet and Matty James to the King Power Stadium.
Pearson told the club's official website: "There were a number of clubs vying to secure Jamie's signature, so it's very pleasing that we have been able to bring him to Leicester.
"He will definitely help to take us forward. He has built an excellent reputation for himself through the goals he has scored at non-league level and I have no doubt he will successfully make the step up to the Championship."
Vardy made his senior debut for Stocksbridge in 2007 before joining Halifax three years later. He strengthened his reputation with 27 goals that season before joining Fleetwood.
And he seems unperturbed by the landmark transfer fee paid by Leicester.
"I'm not sure about the price tag, that's between the chairman here at the chairman at Fleetwood," Vardy told Sky Sports News. "I think every time you play you have a bit of pressure on your shoulders and you have to deal with that.
"As long as I am putting the ball in the back of the net then none of that will matter and everyone will be happy.
"I didn't set a target at all this season. I just wanted to score as many goals as I could and I managed to get to 34. Next season I will do exactly the same, try to get as many goals as I can and hopefully help Leicester get promoted to the Premier League."