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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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Leicester City fans arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on May 01, 2023 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Of all the players still at the club – and realistically staying – Vardy would be one of the favourites to take charge. Having played 427 games for LCFC, he has quite literally seen it all since his arrival in 2012. He does already carry Championship experience having played in both the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons with City, including winning the division and securing promotion in the latter season.

Another candidate to take over the armband would be fellow title-winner Marc Albrighton, with Vardy serving as vice-captain. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has been touted as future captain of the club, though it feels a bit too soon for him considering his slight regression last year.

Whilst he suffered a poor season by his standards, Blackwell’s comment of how Vardy ended this season does ring true. The former England attacker looked back to his old ways under Dean Smith and did all he could to save the Foxes. If he has his mojo back, Vardy would be a dangerous asset in the Championship, as well as a continued mentor for the academy players who will no doubt feature next season.

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His wages will be costly, but if he could play his part in securing promotion, it’s a financial gamble worth risking. With his contract set to expire in 2024, lifting his side back into the Premier League would be the perfect finale for Leicester City’s most iconic player of all time, and the goodbye he deserves.