4th – Patson Daka. The relative outcast also earns £75k per week despite hardly making an appearance under Enzo Maresca. This is an unfortunate situation with Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy both featuring ahead of the Zambian forward, and of course out firing the player early doors and at the tail end of the prior campaign.
3rd – Ricardo Pereira. The Portuguese ‘Rocket’ that has been a mainstay of our team luckily in spite of the multiple long term injuries which kept Pereira out for a prolonged time. No mind that now, I believe this is perhaps the fairest position for Leicester’s fan favourite player. He is probably our third most important player, so should be paid accordingly.
2nd – Kelechi Iheanacho at £80k. The Nigerian international forward has fired five goals and one assist for Leicester City during the first 16 matches of the EFL Championship. These are decent returns, if not electric or worthy of our second spot. Honestly, although I love ‘Seniorman Kels’ it would seem to me that he is paid as much purely to keep him with us.
1st – Jamie Vardy. At £140k per week, the legendary striker has been through the highs and lows with Leicester. However, and I know it is most displeasing to say anything conceivably negative towards Vardy, the player simply is not a £140k player. Legendary yes, and yet we need to recognise that the English forward cannot play every week. Paying that much for a biweekly or 55-65min striker per match is not acceptable.