Manchester United Are Keeping Tabs on Jamie Vardy As Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future Remains Unclear

Manchester United Are Keeping Tabs on Jamie Vardy As Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future Remains Unclear

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Jamie Vardy has emerged as a possible alternative for the unsettled Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United
  • United will head into the first game of the new season with Antony Martial as the lead striker as Ronaldo's situation continues to unfold
  • Vardy has been a constant source of goal contributions and has played a huge part in Leicester's successes in the last eight years

Manchester United are said to be keeping a close eye on Jamie Vardy's immediate future at Leicester City with the idea of signing him.

Vardy has one year left on his current deal and is yet to enter into official contract negotiations with Leicester.

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Jamie Vardy is entering the final year of his contract at Leicester City. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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United, meanwhile, might need to look for a striker as Cristiano Ronaldo's future at the club hangs in the balance. Ronaldo did not take part in the club's preseason training as he was away due to family issues.

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But reports have also been rife that the prolific forward is angling for a move away. Sport Bible reports that United see Vardy as a possible replacement for the 37-year-old. Vardy is also advanced at 35 years but has been a regular source of goals for Brendan Rodgers's side.

The Foxes are yet to make any signing in this transfer window and Rodgers will be keen not to lose another key figure after the departure of Kasper Schmeichel.

Vardy had niggling injury issues last season but was still able to score 17 times across all competitions.

Erik ten hag slams Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave the stadium before the final whistle

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's rocky relationship with Manchester United is set to continue after Erik ten Hag roundly criticised his decision to leave the stadium early.

Ronaldo played a part in Manchester United's final preseason game against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford but was pictured leaving the stadium before the final whistle.

Ten Hag replaced Ronaldo at halftime, with his substitute Amad Diallo scoring almost immediately after the restart in a game that ended in a one-all draw.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)