Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has become the owner of the US football club. Jamie Vardy has joined hands with Rochester Rhinos as a part-owner. The goal-scoring machine for the Foxes insists that his involvement with the Rochester Rhinos of the United States Soccer League will not detract from his “priority” of continuing to succeed at Leicester City.
After a four-year break, the 34-year-old has joined the club’s board of directors, putting it “back on the map”. The Rhinos – founded in 1996 – most recently played in the United States Soccer League in 2017.
The club announced the news of Vardy’s investment on their Twitter page, saying: “The Rochester Rhinos are delighted to announce that Premier League star @vardy7 has become a co-owner of the club.”
“The @LCFC striker has bought a minority stake & 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.”
Football player Jamie Vardy wrote: “I’m really excited to say that I have become a co-owner of the @rochesterrhinos today. 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.”
He added: “I also can’t thank @LCFC 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. Let’s do this #Rochester.”
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