Reliable journalist: Everton plot shock swoop for PL attacker after near £50m outlay
Everton are interested in making a shock move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports news reporter, Rob Dorsett, revealed on Twitter that Vardy is the subject of interest from the Toffees but that a move for the striker would not likely be made during this transfer window.
#ssn understands #efc are interested in signing #lcfc Jamie Vardy, but are unlikely to bid in this window.
Sam Allardyce is a long-time admirer of Vardy, but has already spent almost £50m on Tosun and Walcott. Leicester would resist any attempt to lure Vardy away.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) January 19, 2018
The Foxes forward has seen a dramatic return to form this season after a relatively mediocre campaign following Leicester’s title-winning year and has caught the eye of the Toffees boss.
Vardy, 31, is now on ten goals in 2017/18 and his lightning pace is a nightmare for Premier League defences.
The Toffees only recently brought in Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott to stimulate their attack which had been struggling to produce in front of goal.
Football Insider verdict:
If Everton can pull off this transfer, it will be a real coup for the Toffees and a real statement of intention regarding where the club is heading. However, it would be a shock after they’ve spent nearly £50m on two talented attackers. Should Vardy continue to put the goals away for the Foxes, it is only a matter of time before one of the so-called bigger-sides comes in for him and after previously rejecting a move to Arsenal after the title-winning campaign, he will find it harder to turn a transfer down this time. Now that he is 31, it will likely be the last move of his career.
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