Leicester expert on whether Vardy will stay with Foxes in Championship

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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Jamie Vardy of Leicester City dejected at full time of the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on May 28, 2023 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

The issue that the board, as well as incoming manager Enzo Maresca, will face is if it’s worth keeping Vardy around. If he is sold, he won’t generate a large fee. With only one year left on his current deal, and having endured his worst league campaign in a Leicester shirt, it is unlikely that he’d generate a fee above £10million.

With Vardy’s future up in the air, it has left many fans asking the Leicester City experts for their insight. Jordan Blackwell, LeicestershireLives’ chief LCFC writer recently held a Q&A where he addressed the Vardy situation:

"It is up in the air, I will say that, but if I had to go one way or the other, I would say that he will stay. I can’t see him playing for any other club in England. I don’t see any other side wanting to pay him what he’s on at City, nor do I see him wanting to play for another club."

On the status of his wages, Blackwell added:

"I don’t know about his contract, I’m afraid. But even if there’s a reduction, he would still be one of the club’s best-paid players, and that does leave City in a predicament. Their best earners need to be their best players. With the way Vardy’s form has dipped, can he be relied upon to score goals regularly in the Championship? I honestly don’t know."

Though Blackwell did end on a positive note though, commenting that:

"[T]here were signs of life under Smith that makes me think he could grab 10 or 15 goals this coming season."

FoL’s Leicester City opinion

A lot depends on what Maresca wants in his dressing room, but it feels as if Leicester City could really do with Vardy behind the scenes – as well as on the pitch. With club-captain Jonny Evans out of contract, the Foxes will be looking at who can take over from the Northern Irishman.