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January swoop for Che Adams could give Leicester City their perfect Jamie Vardy heir

January swoop for Che Adams could give Leicester City their perfect Jamie Vardy heir

According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, Leicester City are one of several teams keeping tabs on Che Adams. The 22-year-old currently plays his football at Championship outfit Birmingham City and has done so since leaving Sheffield United back in 2016, with his excellent goal-scoring efforts for the Blues seemingly attracting interest from many sides in the Premier League.

And Claude Puel’s Leicester are one side reportedly eyeing up a January move for the striking sensation, whose arrival at the King Power Stadium would go some way to equipping the Foxes with their perfect heir to Jamie Vardy.

The Breakdown

Ultimately, there is little doubting that Englishman Vardy has been an incredible servant to the Midlands outfit since joining from Fleetwood Town back in 2012, with the 32-year-old in that time netting 96 goals and laying on 43 assists in just 254 appearances for the Foxes.

And with 69 of those coming in the Premier League, 24 of which in the season Leicester staggeringly won the title, Vardy has been a lynchpin in the Foxes side over the years, netting at least 16 goals in each of his last three seasons at the club to underline his status as the main man up top at the King Power Stadium.

However, the other striking options at Puel’s disposal simply haven’t been able to produce the goods when deputising for the former England international, with Shinji Okazaki and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring just twice in all competitions between them this term, both of which coming from the boot of the latter.

And with Vardy having just turned 32, he cannot lead the Leicester line forever to suggest that the club need to start planning for life after the Englishman, with Birmingham’s Adams the man who appears to be the perfect heir to the Foxes front man.

The 22-year-old made the move to St Andrew’s back in 2016 after impressing at Sheffield United, with his 12 goals in 41 appearances for the Blades in the 2015/16 campaign helping Nigel Adkins’ side to 11th place in League One, but also earning him a chance to prove his worth at Championship level with Birmingham.

And Adams has since then threatened to do something special with seven goals in his first season at the club and then nine the campaign after, but it’s this term in which he has indeed done something special by bagging 13 goals and laying on four assists in 27 league games for Garry Monk’s side – only seven players have scored more in the Championship than Adams this term.

Clearly then, the 22-year-old is getting better and better the more football he plays, with this season underlining just how far he could go in the game – and having seen how well James Maddison has made the step up to the Premier League this term, Leicester must be ready to pounce.

Ultimately, outside of Vardy, the striking ranks simply aren’t delivering at the King Power Stadium, and an injection of fresh impetus and dynamism in a young player like Adams could be exactly what they need to meet their expectations in the second half of the season.

Going forward though, the 22-year-old appears to be the perfect heir to Vardy at the Midlands club.

Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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