Vardy almost joined Sheffield Wednesday in summer – reports

Date published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016 1:13

Jamie Vardy: Striker could have been playing in Championship

Leicester City almost sold Jamie Vardy to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer, according to reports.

Vardy has enjoyed an astonishing run of form this season, breaking the Premier League record for consecutive goals, and stole the headlines with a wonder strike in Leicester’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday night.

The striker, who now appears a certainty to be in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016, is on the verge of signing a new contract at the Foxes as the club attempt to ward off interest from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea.

But according to Football Insider, Vardy was close to plying his trade in the Championship this term.

The report suggests Wednesday had agreed a £5million fee with Leicester at the beginning of the summer, with Nigel Pearson willing to sanction the 29-year-old’s departure.

However, despite the recommendation of then Owl’s manager Stuart Gray, owner Dejphon Chansiri pulled the plug on the deal, as he was unconvinced the forward was worth the cost.

Wednesday have since gone on to bolster their forward line with the signings of Fernando Forestieri, Lucas Joao and Gary Hooper, who have scored 23 Championship goals between them.

Vardy, meanwhile, has bagged 18 goals in the Premier League.

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