Leicester Striker Jamie Vardy Becomes Club Co-Owner

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is now co-owner of Rochester Rhinos the United States League club has announced.

The 34-year-old has bought “a minority stake” in the New York state-based club, which has not played a competitive game for four years.

A club statement, posted on Twitter, said: “The Rochester Rhinos are delighted to announce that Premier League star Jamie Vardy has become a co-owner of the club.

“The Leicester City striker has bought a minority stake and is excited by the prospect of being part of a journey that puts the Rhinos and Rochester back on the map after a four-year hiatus.

“This is a huge coup for Rochester and the Rhinos. Jamie is known throughout the soccer world and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us as a co-owner.

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“Hopefully this fantastic news will give everyone connected with the club the belief that there are good times ahead.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago

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