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Transfer News: Manchester United and Chelsea keeping an eye on 35-year-old striker

Is Jamie Vardy fit for the Manchester United vs Leicester City game?
Is Jamie Vardy fit for the Manchester United vs Leicester City game?

Manchester United monitoring Jamie Vardy situation at Leicester City with a year left on his contract

Manchester United are monitoring the situation of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, according to 90 Min (h/t Manchester Evening News). The 35-year-old has just one season left on his deal at the King Power Stadium.

The Red Devils are said to be keeping an eye on Vardy and his future with Leicester. The 35-year-old has been the talisman for the Foxes for some years now.

The former England international has consistently scored goals for Leicester since his breakout season in the 2015/16 campaign. The Foxes won the Premier League that season.

Manchester United are monitoring Jamie Vardy.
Manchester United are monitoring Jamie Vardy. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

Vardy broke the record for scoring in consecutive games during Leicester’s title-winning campaign. Coincidently against United, the 35-year-old scored for the 11th consecutive game in the league.

Since then, Vardy has been up there in terms of netting goals in England’s top flight. The former Fleetwood Town striker won the PL Golden Boot in the 2019/20 campaign.

Last season, Vardy was troubled by injuries. The 35-year-old missed a large chunk of the campaign. But still, the Leicester striker managed 15 goals in the league in just 25 league games the Foxes.

Jamie Vardy has proven himself as a prolific striker over the years.
Jamie Vardy has proven himself as a prolific striker over the years.

While Vardy is on the wrong side of 30, there’s no doubt that the PL winner is a proven goalscorer. United’s own prolific striker is 37. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most number of times for the Red Devils last season.

Age is just a number, it seems, for some players. And Vardy falls into that category. With the Portuguese international’s future uncertain in Manchester, it wouldn’t be a bad option to bring in the Leicester striker.

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