Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring any developments regarding Jamie Vardy’s future at Leicester City, according to Sky Sports.
The 28-year-old striker has two and a half years left on his £40,000 a week contract with Leicester and reports suggest talks over a new contract are yet to get underway, despite the Englishman’s great form in front of goal.
Vardy is alongside Everton frontman Romelu Lukaku as the leading goalscorer in the Premier League, but turns 29 next week and is going through what is considered his peak footballing years as far as his age is concerned.
There’s no doubting Vardy is in red hot form but if I was Ed Woodward I wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole. He isn’t going to get any better than he is right now and he’s not going to be able to keep this sort of form up – we’d be buying him at his peak with a big risk that when his form disappears he’ll be poor.
Leicester are enjoying Vardy at his prolific best but I don’t expect any other clubs to make a big bid to try and lure him in, least not because he turns 29 in less than a week. For Leicester that’s probably excellent news.
As for United, we certainly need to bring in a new striker but if we’re going to be looking at any prolific player from the Premier League then it’s got to be Lukaku from Everton.