According to reports, Jamie Vardy is set to sign a new deal at Leicester City by ignoring the interest from Atletico Madrid. The English striker is wanted in the capital city of Spain but he is keen to commit his future with the foxes, as a £120,000-a-week deal is being prepared by Leicester City.
The news of the latest developments would surely be welcome by club fans who would be delighted to see their talisman stay.
Although it looks like Leicester are set to lose a key player in Mahrez to Manchester City, they would get a huge boost by tying down Jamie Vardy to a new contract. Let’s analyse the importance of the striker staying at Leicester City and how it could be as good as a new signing.
Vardy – Synonymous with goals
If Jamie Vardy knows one thing, it’s how to put the ball in the back of the net. The English striker has been among the most deadly finishers in Europe for a number of years now. After exploding on to the scene in a league winning campaign with Leicester in 2015/16, where Vardy bagged 24 league goals, the striker has been constantly nicking in goals for fun.
Even this season when Leicester finished only 9th in the league, Vardy managed to score an impressive 20 goals. Any new attacking signing at the club would be expected to bring in goals and Vardy does that for fun, week in, week out. Certainly a late bloomer, Vardy has achieved a lot over in the latter phase of his career.
Whenever a player signs for a new club, he is expected to bring some new energy to drive his team forward. In the case of Vardy, the energy never seems to exhaust as he is always on the run when on the football pitch.
The 31-year-old is a picture of sheer industry and perpetual motion. Whether it is not letting the opposition play out from the defence by relentless pressing or making those countless runs on the shoulder of the last defender, Vardy never stops.
Even though the player has a world cup to participate in the summer, it can be almost guaranteed that Vardy will be ever-mobile when he kicks off the upcoming season with Leicester City. It’s hard to imagine a new signing bringing in the same enthusiasm and energy as Vardy does to his club. A deal that could almost certainly keep Leicester in the top-10.