Leicester City fans playing darts in The Transfer Tavern are discussing reports that their star striker was always confident of representing his country.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live assistant manager Steve Walsh revealed that Vardy had a bonus inserted into his contract upon signing with the Premier League side back when he joined for £1 million from Fleetwood Town.
The striker has looked back since joining Leicester and has become a firm favourite with everyone involved at the club.
Vardy has hit the ground running this season for Leicester scoring 12 times in just 16 appearances for the club so far this season, and has excelled since making his England debut in June against Republic of Ireland.
“I remember talking to Micky Melon at the time who was the manager of Fleetwood and he knew he was going to lose the player. He said he could be anything he wants to be. It came to fruition.”
“He was such a confident lad at that time he actually put in his contract, when he joined Leicester City, a bonus if he became an England player. That is confidence indeed in terms of where he was and where he actually got to. He actually picked that up in the recent past.”
“We had him watched for several years. We were quite close [to signing him from Stocksbridge Park Steels]. It became that that Jamie moved to that next level, to Fleetwood, and at that point it was time to move and we decided to pay the £1 million, which was a big call.”
“Signing the first £1 million non-league player is a big call.”
The Leicester City fans in The Transfer Tavern are delighted with Walsh’s comments on Vardy, and show that he has had the determination to succeed to reach his goals as a pro player, and are glad that the club are responsible for his move into the big time.
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