English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool are believed to be leading the race in acquiring the signature of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in the upcoming summer.
The 29-year-old is Liverpool’s top target and the Merseyside club is willing to fork out a sum of around £25 million (US $35.6 million) to acquire Vardy, according to Daily Star.
The current Premier League season has been phenomenal for Vardy as the Englishman has got his name on the top of the scoring chart with 15 goals. Vardy has also set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 consecutive matches surpassing the one set by Ruud van Nistelrooy in Manchester United colors.
Leicester will be desperate to keep hold of their star frontman. Vardy’s amazing goal scoring spree has allowed the Premier League club to challenge for the top-four spot against other giants like Arsenal, Manchester United, City and Tottenham Hotspurs.
In a feat to keep hold of Vardy, Leicester may go on to double the Englishman’s current £45,000 (US $64,200)-a-week contract.
Vardy is also believed to be interested in staying at the King Power Stadium and helping Leicester to achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League. Considering the current standings, Leicester have a better chance of featuring in next seasons Champions League than Liverpool.
However, it won’t be so easy for Vardy when the summer transfer window arrives. With big money set to be involved in the transfer, the Englishman will need to make a big decision regarding his football future.
Meanwhile, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp may go ahead and sell Daniel Sturridge as early as possible, according to a report by The Telegraph.
The next six months will be crucial for Sturridge to make a mark on his Liverpool career. Although talented, the English striker has had problems with injuries and has spent the majority of the current season on the side-lines.
Jurgen Klopp is looking for a striker who will be more stable and fit to charge the Liverpool attack and Vardy looks to fit the bill perfectly for the German.
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