REPORT: Everton in pursuit of former Arsenal target

Jamie Vardy has emerged as a priority for Everton in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Blues have failed to replace Romelu Lukaku since his move to Manchester United, with January signing Cenk Tosun reportedly heading back to Besiktas and Ramirez failing to make an impact.

The Leicester City forward has been in impressive form this season and is thriving under Claude Puel, who streamlines the Foxes’ attack to complement his attributes.

 

The Verdict

The Liverpool Echo have derided the rumour, alluding to the fact Vardy is on a very good wage at the King Power; that Sam Allardyce may lose his job before the season ends; that director of transfers Steve Walsh is under mounting pressure; and that it is March.

All very good points, it would seem.

Yet if one ignores these external factors and concentrates on pure footballing terms, Vardy to Everton would seem to make sense.

The Blues clearly have ambitions to break into the elite of English football, and it remains to be seen whether Leicester are able to mount a sustained challenge on the top six. Vardy, too, would fill the gaping hole in Everton’s attack: namely a competent striker.

Having said this, it does seem unlikely that the English international would move away.

 

Written by Michael Jones

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