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Villa connected with loathsome Leicester City striker

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in bringing in Jamie Vardy.

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Aston Villa are apparently looking at bringing in Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy to help bolster their attack. According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, the Foxes are looking for £15 million for Vardy, who only managed to score five times in thirty-four league appearances last year.

The inflated price is probably a result of Vardy's performances at lower levels. In the 2013-14 season, when Leicester were in the Championship, he scored sixteen goals in thirty-seven appearances. This came after Vardy launched himself to national attention by scoring thirty-four goals in the 2011-12 season with Fleetwood Town, playing in the Conference Premier.

But that form never looked like returning last year, and there is plenty of reason to avoid the 28-year-old. Every season I seem to find one new team to hate with every fiber of my being. And that hatred is usually spurred by one player. This year it was Leicester City thanks to Jamie Vardy. In case you don't remember, back in December Vardy laid down this tackle on Ashley Westwood and put him out for more than a month. It turned out, over three matches this season, that Vardy never redeemed himself and Leicester are still annoying. I certainly hope this isn't a move that happens. The price is wrong and the player just isn't worth having around. Look elsewhere, Timmy. We can do better.