Jamie Vardy left out of Leicester squad at West Ham as wife Rebekah has a baby

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

JAMIE VARDY has been left out of the Leicester squad to face West Ham after wife Rebekah had a baby this morning.

The Premier League's top scorer didn't travel for the trip to face Manuel Pellegrini's Hammers after the couple welcomed their third child together.

Jamie Vardy left out of Leicester squad at West Ham as wife Rebekah has a baby
Vardy is not playing for Leicester today because wife Rebekah gave birth Credit: Instagram @vardy7

The striker wrote on Twitter: "Over the moon to let you know our beautiful little girl has arrived.

"Becky and baby are both doing well and we are all totally in love with the newest member of our team."

Vardy is far and away the top flight's top scorer so far this season with 17 goals to his name - five more than any of his rivals.

This is Vardy's fourth child - his third with wife and former party planner Rebekah, who he married in 2016.

Boss Brendan Rodgers has previously hinted how he was looking to rest the ex-England forward due to the hectic fixture list.

When quizzed on his absence, he responded: "Jamie Vardy's wife had a child today, so he's with her and congratulations to them."

Vardy met Rebekah in 2014 when she was tasked with organising his birthday party and had their first child, Sofia, two years later.

They then welcomed their second child, Finlay, in January 2017.

Rebekah also has two children, Megan and Taylor, from previous relationships.

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