An intrepid Newcastle United fan has pulled out all the stops in an attempt to lure Premier League record-breaker Jamie Vardy to St James’ Park.
The 28-year-old is something approaching January transfer window hot property with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United both linked with moves for the former non-league star, according to Sky Sports.
However one Magpies supporter is evidently keen to convince Vardy that Newcastle is the club for him, despite the Toon’s current relegation woes.
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What else could explain a tweet from Vardy’s fiancé, who revealed that an unnamed fan of the club actually left a Newcastle shirt outside the couple’s house.
Whether that will be enough to convince the England international to swap a Champions League qualification battle for a relegation dogfight is another matter.
However, we must applaud the fan’s audacity as the Magpies gear up for a potentially critical month in the transfer market.
Newcastle have made no secret of the fact they are in the market for a striker with Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin previously linked with a move.
There are also reports emerging from L'Equipe in France claiming the northeast side have made a bid for highly-rated Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette.
A France international who has impressed in Ligue 1 over the past couple of seasons, Newcastle are long time admirers of Lacazette’s talents but could face a similarly uphill task in convincing the forward to move to St James' Park.
Vardy, meanwhile, will most likely be focusing on Leicester or alternatively, a move to a club with Champions League ambitions.
All this from a player who, just a few seasons ago, was impressing in the non-league game.