HomeSoccerJamie Vardy purchases stake in US club Rochester Rhinos
Jamie Vardy purchases stake in US club Rochester Rhinos
June 15, 2021
By Conor Laird
Revealed: June 15, 2021 3:30 pm
Final Up to date: June 15, 2021 3:45 pm
One of many extra peculiar tales of the summer season to date has come to the fore on Tuesday afternoon, surrounding Leicester Metropolis star Jamie Vardy.
Vardy increasing his horizons
The story in query centres on Vardy taking his skills away from the pitch, and into the boardroom.
As confirmed throughout social media a short while in the past, the Leicester striker has turn into a component proprietor of United States-based membership Rochester Rhinos.
The New York natives haven’t taken to the pitch since all the best way again in 2017, with Vardy’s arrival a part of an imminent push to revive the fortunes of the Rhinos.
Chatting with The Athletic on the again of his buy, described as ‘a significant sufficient share to have a seat on the desk’, being made official, Vardy opened up on his pleasure at getting his newest enterprise underway:
‘It’s actually thrilling. It’s going to be lots completely different to what I’ve been used to for the final 10 years. However I’m wanting ahead to getting caught into it.’
‘I believe it sort of resonates with me due to what they’ve achieved previously — the one lower-league membership to win the US Open Cup, the one workforce to have ever achieved it who’s outdoors MLS (Main League Soccer). It’s all about bringing that again and attempting to duplicate it — however we additionally need to carry it again even higher than it was earlier than.’
Unique: #LCFC‘s Jamie Vardy has purchased the Rochester Rhinos, primarily based in Rochester, NY.
The membership final performed in 2017, and @vardy7 – one of many Premier League’s high 20 all-time scorers – may have a hands-on position working to revive the workforce.
✍️ @stujames75 https://t.co/fpZ0Fm7Po4
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 15, 2021
Rochester themselves, in the meantime, have since too introduced the information throughout the membership’s social media platforms:
The Rochester Rhinos are delighted to announce that Premier League star @vardy7 has turn into a co-owner of the membership.#Rochester pic.twitter.com/iJsq6SHtw2
— Rochester Rhinos (@RochesterRhinos) June 15, 2021
Foxes eyeing reinforcements
Again on the pitch, Vardy is after all making ready for an additional season within the Premier League with Leicester Metropolis.
After seeing their Champions League hopes dashed on the final for the 2nd 12 months working, the Foxes have already been tipped for a bunch of thrilling additions on the personnel entrance.
In accordance with media reviews, all of Odsonne Edouard, Boubakary Soumare and Philippe Coutinho have emerged as potential arrivals on the King Energy Stadium this summer season.
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This text was edited by Tom Canton.
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