Jamie Vardy put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Leicester City last week, amid speculation that the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United were all thinking about signing the England international.
But Michael Owen believes Vardy has made the right decision by opting to stick with his current employers.
The BT Sport pundit feels that Leicester’s counter-attacking style suits Vardy down to the ground - and suggests the England international wouldn’t be as effective at a club like Man City.
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“Vardy is an amazing player in a counter-attacking, burst of speed, using space,” the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker commented this morning. “If he played for Manchester City - and had to come off short and link play - he wouldn’t be as good a player as he’s shown for Leicester.
“So if [Leicester] go and buy a lot of players, and chance their style of play, it’s conceivable that they won’t be as effective. So they’ve got a massive decision to make. When they get all this money, are they going to invest it and try to be a different team, a similar team, stay as you are? It’s a strange one.”
Video: Michael Owen on Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy is at the right club
Vardy currently leads the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot award, having scored 18 goals in 25 appearances for the league leaders.
The 29-year-old, as Owen suggests, is at the right club despite his obvious qualities.
Vardy could even finish the season as a Premier League champion.
Leicester currently sit five points clear at the top of the table - but there are still 13 matches left to play and 39 points up for grabs.
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