Jamie Vardy Leicester City
Jamie Vardy

Manchester United are desperate to sign a new striker and amidst this distress, they have suddenly registered an interest in Jamie Vardy.

Yes, after losing 4-0 to Brentford, the Man United think tank has set their sights on the Leicester City goal-machine, according to Adam Crafton of the Athletic.

Just a few days ago, Man United were being linked with Marko Arnautovic but after massive uproar from the fans, the club promptly backed off from this signing. However, after the humiliation vs the Bees, the management has once again hit the panic button.

There’s still a chance that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club by the end of this month and this is the primary reason why Erik ten Hag is so eager to sign a new centre-forward.

Will Jamie Vardy find success at Manchester United?

Initial reports are suggesting that Leicester City have no interest in selling Vardy but his contract expires with the club expires in 2023 and his current valuation is just £4.5 million. This means if Man United can offer somewhere around £15-20 million for the forward(and hand him a two-year deal), Leicester can very easily change their mind.

The 35-year-old is a proper goal machine and he’s still in peak form. Last season, he scored 15 goals in just 25 appearances for the Foxes and he’s someone who can actually help Erik ten Hag enforce his tactics.

Apart from being a prolific goal-scorer, Jamie Vardy is also a willing runner so starting a press up top or igniting a quick-counter attack will be a whole lot easier for Man United with him leading the line.

Ronaldo has lost most of his pace so it’s very difficult to play a high-press brand of football with him up front. Yes, he can score goals but Ten Hag cannot play the heavy-metal brand of football with CR7 in his side.

United still need to sort out their issue of playing out from the back but with Jamie Vardy up front, Erik ten Hag will at least have one less thing to worry about.

He’s someone who is an ever-willing presser and not many are better than him when playing on the shoulder of defenders and breaking the offside trap.

At 35, Jamie Vardy will no doubt be a massive gamble signing but if Manchester United can somehow bring him on board, he can at least help stabilise the ship for the current season and this will give Ten Hag time to sort out the other problematic areas.

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Read: Erik ten Hag explains why Brentford shamed Man United and what he needs to be done to solve the mess.