Since 2012, when he first arrived in the Championship from the fifth rank of English football, ie Leicester for a little more than 1,000,000 euros, until today, Jamie Wardy in the Fox jersey has 332 games, 143 goals (114 Premier League games), 57 assists and the title of champion of England.
The first and for now the only Leicester title, the one that shocked England, Europe, and the World. With Vardy as the leader of the offensive line, Leicester missed the Champions League in the last round last season, and this year the club from King Power Stadium will fight again to win the elite continental competition.
All the above-mentioned data are already enough for many to talk about Vardy as one of the best players in the Premier League in the last decade, or in the 21st century. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said a lot of things in his column for the respected Telegraph.
The former defender firmly believes that Jamie Vardy is the best transfer of a club not only in the Premier League but in the history of football! "I am always careful when I say that someone or something is the best of all time.
It’s usually just a matter of taste and different opinions. But if we make a list of the biggest, most influential signings, and then we insert the money factor, that is, we look at how much they are paid, who is better than Vardy?
Carragher on Vardy
Although in the famous 2015/16 season, under the coaching protectorate of Italian Claudio Ranieri, the entire team worked like clockwork, Vardy was undoubtedly a key man on the fairy-tale path of ascending the throne.
"That is one of the many reasons why there will probably never be a better transfer than Vardy from Fleetwood to Leicester - not only in the era of the Premier League but since football is played," Carragher believes.
The former defender of the English national team did not hesitate to place the Leicester striker above many other legends of the English elite. "We can talk about many transfers that changed the history of the Premier League.
Eg. Eric Cantona who came to Manchester United, or the transfer of Denis Bergkamp to Arsenal, Yaya Toure and David Silva to Manchester City, and finally Virgil Van Dijk at Anfield." "However, they were already proven football players, internationals, big names who arrive in the clubs that are candidates for the title - the final blow of the champion teams ", Carragher concluded.