Adam Hurrey has been offering his thoughts on Jamie Vardy’s future on the latest episode of The Totally Football Show.
The former England international started the season in fantastic form, bagging 11 Premier League goals in his first 13 appearances for the Foxes.
However, it appears as though time has finally caught up with the 34-year-old striker. Vardy has scored just once in his last 14 outings for Brendan Rodgers’ side, leading to speculation that the Northern Irish could look for attacking reinforcements over the summer.
One man who believes Vardy is fast approaching the twilight of his career, though, is The Athletic’s Hurrey, who had this to say on the former Fleetwood Town man.
He said: “A little note on Vardy as well. We’re so used to him kind of streaming over the top for through balls, but it’s got to the point now where when you watch him sprint, you’re waiting for him to pull up. It looks really painful, and we know he’s basically carrying an injury, or he’s not long after a hernia operation.
“And I start to think we are seeing the kind of last dregs of Jamie Vardy because the one thing about him is that he’s never going to become any other type of player. You’re not going to see him drop into central midfield, spraying passes around. So that’s it – that’s all the Vardy we’re ever going to get.”
TIF Thoughts on Vardy…
He’s clearly still got something to offer Rodgers, as his 14 goals and 5 assists in all competitions this season shows, but whether he is the man to lead them to regular top-four finishes over the coming years is up for debate.
Nobody can go on at the top level forever, and Leicester may be wise to plan for the future before his form completely drops off.