Tue 15 June 2021 | 18:13

Jamie Vardy buys a minority stake in Rochester

Jamie Vardy has become a co-owner in an American club called Rochester Rhinos.

Leicester City

star has bought a minority stake of an American club

Rochester Rhinos

which is based in New York and was formed in 1996 but has not played in any major competitions in the last four years, but the high-profile striker insists that he is happy with his decision claiming that after a long time of waiting for an opportunity he has found the club as the right place to invest.

Here is what the former England international has written on his Instagram account about his decision:  

"I'm really excited to be part of the Rhinos," Vardy posted on his Instagram account. "I've been looking at opportunities in the United States for a while, but there was something about Rochester and the Rhinos that just felt right.

"The club has been through some difficult years recently, so I can't wait to play a part in helping to turn things around. It won't be easy, but I never do anything the easy way!

"I'd like to thank everyone that's helped me get to this point but a special thank you goes to my new co-owners, David & Wendy Dworkin. I also can't thank Leicester enough for allowing me to do this.

"They know, and I know, that this project will not in any way distract me from my priority, which is helping Leicester to be successful for many more years to come."

Now Rhinos, who has won four national championships and is the only club to win the US Open Cup, will compete in the USL League One, which is the third tier in the United States football.

source: SportMob

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