The hilarious Twitter reaction to reports linking Jamie Vardy with Real Madrid
Published 27/10/2015 | 09:14
Claudio Ranieri remains relaxed over Jamie Vardy's Leicester future and admitted they are only likely to look at a new deal in the summer.
The Barclays Premier League's 10-goal top scorer has been linked with a move from the King Power Stadium.
Vardy only signed a new four-year contract in 2014 but has since become hot property after his stunning start to the season.
He scored in his seventh straight Premier League game in Saturday's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and has also forced his way into the England squad.
But Ranieri is content with the striker's situation despite the speculation surrounding him.
He said: "He is happy with us, he's happy with his contract and that's important. Maybe (we'll look at it) at the end of the season, with a lot of goals scored.
"If Real Madrid or some big names want to buy him they have the money to buy him.
"The valuation is made by the owners not me.
"Not many teams can buy him now.
"Speculation is good because football is speculation but it's important me and my players are very focused about the pitch.
"He is very happy here and we don't want to sell him, it's clear. When I look at him he feels good and that's important."
Some of the reaction to the link with Real Madrid has been priceless:
Strangest rumour of the day. Real Madrid are lining up a move for Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, in January. (Source - Fichajes)— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) October 26, 2015
Reports in Spain claim Real Madrid are preparing a January move for Leicester's Jamie Vardy... pic.twitter.com/WrYjViZC9O— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) October 26, 2015
Jamie Vardy has been linked with REAL MADRID by some newspapers today. pic.twitter.com/oM5cupBlJk— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) October 26, 2015
Jamie Vardy to Real Madrid is the worst transfer rumour I have ever seen.— Simon Eaves (@Eaves_Simon) October 26, 2015
Reports in Spain are linking Jamie Vardy with a January move to Real Madrid... https://t.co/tOhZRBh9IS— 888sport (@888sport) October 26, 2015
Reports in Spain are linking Jamie Vardy with a January move to Real Madrid... https://t.co/ZXLs0D3eR1— Palace News (@palacenews2day) October 26, 2015
I've just seen a 'Jamie Vardy to Real Madrid' rumour... pic.twitter.com/KhBfbVa3yl— Brad (@BradSeymour47) October 26, 2015
2015 the year Harry Kane was worth £50 million and Jamie Vardy was going to play alongside Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.— JYJ (@JameswhufcJones) October 27, 2015