Leicester striker Jamie Vardy open to overseas switch


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Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has admitted he would be interested in moving abroad before he eventually calls time on his playing career.

The 30-year-old started out in non-league football with Stocksbridge Park Steels and Halifax Town before joining Fleetwood Town in 2011.

Leicester took a punt on Vardy in 2012 and he has repaid the club’s faith in him by playing a crucial role in their Premier League-winning campaign.

Vardy set a new Premier League record of scoring in 12 consecutive games in the 2015-16 season and also forced his way into the England squad.

The hitman’s incredible form led to reported interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and a number of clubs across Europe, however he still remains a key figure at the King Power Stadium.

The England international, who has already netted twice in three Premier League outings this season, insists he would be interested in eventually joining a club abroad as he looks to experience a different way of life.

Vardy said: “I’m only 21 at heart, really. I’ve still got 14 years left! Who knows what can happen? I’ve spoken about it with my agent in the past. A move abroad, who knows?

“That would be something I’d probably like to experience – a different culture. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”

Leicester have picked up just three points so far this term and can be backed at 4.50 to win on Saturday when they host Chelsea, who are priced at 1.75 to come out on top. The draw is available at 3.75.

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