Thursday 19 September 2019

'All speculation' – Leicester hot-shot Jamie Vardy plays down Real Madrid rumours

Leicester's Jamie Vardy netted from the spot against Watford
Leicester's Jamie Vardy netted from the spot against Watford

Declan Whooley

In-form striker Jamie Vardy has said he is happy at Leicester City amid rumours that Real Madrid are considering a January move.

The England international scooped the Premier League Player of the Month award for October and his blistering start to the season has reportedly piqued the interest of the La Liga giants.

Vardy scored at the weekend in the 2-1 defeat of Watford, the 28-year-old's 12th goal of the season saw him move to within one game of equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy's run of scoring in 10 straight Premier League matches.

“It is all speculation, it is as simple as that,” the 28-year-old said when asked about the possible switch to the Bernabeu.

“I am happy with what I am doing at Leicester and long may that continue. It has been a brilliant start for myself as well as the team.”

“I have already doubled my tally from last year but I don’t set myself any targets.

“I just want to keep on improving as much as possible and the way the season has started I could not ask for much more really.”

Vardy has the chance to match Van Nistelrooy’s record when Leicester play Newcastle United at St James’ Park after the international break. Should he do so, Manchester United will be the opponents as he aims to set a new record.

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