Anorak | Transfer balls: rubbish Leicester City’s Vardy passes Manchester United and Chelsea test

Transfer balls: rubbish Leicester City’s Vardy passes Manchester United and Chelsea test

by | 29th, November 2015

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A message to congratulate Jamie Vardy of Leicester City on the new Premier League record of scoring 11 consecutive games is displayed at the screen after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Transfer balls: Leicester City have “slapped” a £30 million price tag on Jamie Vardy to “ward off interest from Chelsea and Manchester United”.

Because nothing wards off interest from two mega-rich clubs better than by offering them a price tag to consider.

The Telegraph continues its “exclusive” by stating that Vardy’s incredible goalscoring streak he’s now scored in 11 consecutive Premier League matches “has attracted the attention of Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo, while United manager Louis van Gaal has not ruled out a move for the 28-year-old.”

He’s some talent spotter that Emenalo, noticing that Vardy is playing superbly. And good of Van Gaal to patronise another side’s player.

We then get some facts:

…with two-and-a-half years remaining on his £40,000-a-week contract, Leicester are in a strong position to hold out for huge money for Vardy, particularly with the shortage of in-form strikers who qualify as home-grown and are free to play in the Champions League.

The Premier League is a procession. Leicester City drew 1-1 with Manchester United in yesterday’s match. They sit above United and Chelsea in the table. We might be celebrating Leicester as a new force in English football, but all we get is drip-fed stories that maybe if their top star’s good enough he can play for a team below them in the league.

In the Mirror , Andy Dunn declares “Jamie Vardy will never have Wayne Rooney’s money or medals but right

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