Every sports fan now knows the remarkable story of Jamie Vardy’s meteoric rise from non-league football to Premier League glory with Leicester City, and now the striker’s amazing journey could be set to continue with a move to Manchester United, according to the Guardian.
The England international scored an impressive 24 times in the Foxes’ title-winning 2015/16 campaign, while also breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games.
Intriguingly, the goal that gave him that record came against United, and Vardy went on to win the Premier League Player of the Season award that year.
In this campaign the prolific marksman has netted nine times, and has remained one of the top forward options in the English top flight, despite Leciester not continuing as title challengers.
It is little surprise then that Jose Mourinho has registered an interest in Vardy, especially given that summer signing Romelu Lukaku has been struggling to find his form for much of this campaign.
The Red Devils still occupy the second spot in the table, with a narrow one-point lead over Chelsea, but they have let their City rivals open up a 15-point gap at the top.
The addition of a star forward like Vardy could give United their only real chance of catching Pep Guardiola’s side.