Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca and long-time Foxes player Jamie Vardy have been in discussions over the striker potentially leaving or staying at the east Midlands club for the 2023/24 Championship campaign. That is according to what the new boss of the King Power outfit said to the press.
Most of the Blue Army will be wondering where Vardy will be next season. I think we have just been provided with a decent hint from the gaffer, as you can read below:
"“I’ve talked with Jamie a few times already. We didn’t talk about that (the offer from Saudi Arabia). But at the moment, he is our player and we are happy if he is going to stay. This is the only thing I can say.“To be honest, I don’t think so (he needs convincing). I spoke with him a few times and he was relaxed. He did not have any worries about leaving, so I don’t think so.“He is an unbelievable player. Hopefully he can stay with us. This is the most important thing. He’s a main player. He will be an example for all of the team-mates, so we are very happy to have him.”– Enzo Maresca"
Media make U-turn on Leicester City star Harvey Barnes’s apparent next club
It is no surprise that the Foxes are supposedly resigned to losing Barnes, who is a fairly competent Premier League standard winger. He hasn’t set the division alight as such, though he does have the capacity to improve. If Barnes were to become more consistent, continue to score and assist regularly and generally increase his footballing IQ, I believe he could be rather unstoppable on his day.
I am sure that the Leicester City Academy graduate is keen to revitalise his England career too, following a debut a couple of years ago. Although that is a little more unlikely at present compared with a probable Filbert Way exit. Even if Barnes is not in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions plans, he is ostensibly in the thoughts of multiple English top-flight managers. David Moyes at West Ham United is an admirer. Eddie Howe is said to have wanted Barnes at Newcastle United for a while. Meanwhile Tottenham Hotspur also hold a reported interest in the Fox.
Foxes of Leicester previously discussed this week’s report that Barnes was set to join the Hammers. That claim is now technically being disputed by other outlets. The Magpies are currently winning the battle to acquire the LCFC star; Leicester value him at around £50million, states the Guardian.