Latest news may signal Jamie Vardy's Leicester exit as boss insists no issue with striker

The latest news from the King Power
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The latest news from King Power Stadium may perhaps signal the eventual exit of Jamie Vardy from Leicester City. Foxes of Leicester weigh in with a view on the iconic centreforward. In addition to covering that story, FoL speak about LCFC boss Enzo Maresca insisting that he has no problem with striker Tom Cannon. This claim emerged in spite of the Italian leaving the former Everton man out of multiple matchday squads whilst Cannon was available for selection. Should the forward be worried with only a fledgling Foxes career?

First of all, let's just briefly take a look at some statistics and recent results ahead of Leicester's trip to Home Park to play Plymouth Argyle on Friday evening. Obviously the east Midlands outfit must revert to winning again after a dreadful loss at Millwall. And the Blue Army thought the bad run in March was over for April!

City are favourites for the upcoming match with a 64 per cent victory probability. This is partly due to having defeated the Pilgrims twice in the previous three meetings. Not to mention that there are 18 Championship sides between the two teams in the tier two table. OK, according to typically trustworthy football fixture website 11v11, LCFC and Plymouth have met 42 times in history overall.

Evidently the Foxes are justifiably top choice with odds makers, having beaten their next opponents in almost half of their games in total. FoL predict a much-needed three points for Maresca's men as they continue battling for promotion.

Is this a bad omen for Leicester City regarding Jamie Vardy?

Leicester cannot offer new contracts at present or even negotiate deals because of an embargo. Unfortunately Vardy is coincidentally a free agent this summer. And, with the attacker ageing, he and/or the club might decide that it's time for an LCFC testimonial. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old doesn't intend to retire just yet. But this pundit believes that the veteran won't be with City after this year. Would you be sad to see Vardy go, hypothetically of course?

Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca says no problem with player despite Tom Cannon being out of favour

While Patson Daka and the legendary Vardy misfire and waste opportunities in the starting lineup as well as substitutes, and miss chances in front of goal, Cannon currently sits in the stands. Before we hear what Maresca said when quizzed on the matter, is this worrying for the 21-year-old? Mainly because of his age, Cannon might go out on loan for 2024/25; I wouldn't expect him to leave following one uneven season.

"Tom [Cannon] is fine. With Tom, I feel a bit how I felt with Patson [Daka] at the beginning of the season. It’s a shame. I feel sad. He trains fantastic every day. I’m sure at any other club, he’s the kind of striker who can score many goals. But because we have so many strikers, I need to take a decision. But for sure, Tom is a fantastic professional and a fantastic player. Unfortunately, sometimes he stays out. There are not any problems with him."

Enzo Maresca