Jamie Vardy: Ian Wright says Leicester should offer new deal

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy was named as the Premier League's October player of the month

Former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Leicester City should tie striker Jamie Vardy down to a new deal.

The 28-year-old has helped the Foxes to third in the table by scoring 12 goals this season, and has found the net in their last nine Premier League games.

Wright told BBC Radio Leicester: "I believe Leicester should offer him a bumper new deal and kick on from there.

"When you look at the way he plays, he's not somebody who looks like he's not going to give his all."

Vardy joined the Foxes from £1m from Fleetwood in May 2012 and has since scored 38 goals in league and cup for the club.

He was named in the England squad for their recent friendlies with Spain and France, but a hip injury meant he missed the chance to add to his four caps so far.

Wright believes that if bigger clubs do come calling, no-one should blame the former non-league forward if he chooses to move on.

"I am sure at some stage people will say there's bigger clubs knocking on the door," continued Wright.

"What you're hoping is he does as well as he can and if an offer comes from a top-four club, he has that decision to make.

"If he gives his all and he does get the move, I don't think he will be begrudged for that.

"The fact is he is focusing on scoring for Leicester and then you see what happens."

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