Man United are keeping an eye on Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy.
Erik ten Hag has made no secret that Manchester United are in for a striker this summer. After all, the club lost Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s future as a Red Devil also remains up in the air.
Benjamin Sesko is a name that has been pretty heavily linked with an Old Trafford move over the last week or so.
However, 90min.com believe a more familiar name could also be on United’s list of possible striker options. That player? Jamie Vardy.
Vardy’s current Leicester City contract is actually due to expire next season, with the now 35-year-old yet to have talks with the Foxes about where his future lies.
As you’d expect, clubs are starting to hover around and work out whether the Englishman is an obtainable player during this window.
According to the report, United and Chelsea are ‘monitoring’ the ‘situation’ of the prolific star, who has 133 top-flight goals for Leicester City over a ten-year period at the King Power.
What makes the situation interesting is that it’s also claimed Leicester need to sell some players in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. They’ve already lost Kasper Schmeichel, while talks are taking place over the possible sales of Wesley Fofana and James Maddison.
There’s no doubt that United should be doing their homework on Vardy, who is a proven scorer in England’s Premier League.
Ten Hag would 100% know that this isn’t a long-term investment though. At most, you’re going to get a season, maybe two, out of Vardy. His game is heavily reliant on pace and running in behind. There’s only so long he’ll have that speed.
Bringing in Vardy feels like a smart move in the event that Ronaldo leaves, but I don’t see any reason why the club couldn’t acquire both Vardy and Sesko in this window. Obviously, the latter is still a teenager and having him sit in behind a veteran for a full campaign feels like a smart play.
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