Leicester City's pick to replace Jamie Vardy seems an odd choice 4 years ago

Leicester City's pick to replace Jamie Vardy seems an odd choice

Leicester City may face an unenviable task to replace Jamie Vardy.

The 29 year old striker, currently on international duty with England, is reportedly on the verge of joining Arsenal, after the Gunners triggered his release clause.

Vardy scored 24 goals last season, as the Foxes won the Premier League, and such prolific goalscorers don't come around often.

If Leicester are to put up a decent title defence, and prosper in Europe, they'll need a striker netting at least twenty goals next season.

One wouldn't have imagined Troy Deeney is exactly a like for like replacement for Vardy, but, according to the Telegraph, Leicester want to sign the Watford captain.

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Deeney had an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League last season, scoring 13 goals as Watford comfortably secured their status in the top flight.

However, the 27 year old played more as a withdrawn striker, behind Odion Ighalo, and doesn't possess Vardy's searing pace, so needless to say he won't act as a direct replacement should the England striker join Arsenal.

A deal for Deeney is likely to cost around £15m.

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