Former Manchester United player Lee Sharpe has urged his old club to sign Leicester City frontman Jamie Vardy before the transfer window shuts next week.
United have been linked to a move for Erling Haaland next summer, but with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men tackling four separate competitions, Sharpe points out that it’s unlikely that Edinson Cavani will lead the line in every game this season.
“Obviously Cavani is world-class, we know he’s not going to play every game, every minute,” he told the Mirror. “The rumour mill is still floating around about Haaland potentially coming next year so that makes you think twice about bringing someone in this summer, but if United are short anywhere, it’s in the No.9 area.
“Someone like a Vardy, I don’t know if we will get Vardy, but I think he would be an ideal choice for a couple of seasons.”
However, the Foxes are highly unlikely to let the striker leave, with Vardy contracted to the club until 2023.
“The journey that I’ve been on with this Football Club is hard to describe, and although we’ve accomplished so much together already, I know that I’ve got so much more to achieve with this team, so it’s a special feeling to be able to commit my future to Leicester City once again,” Vardy said at the time of signing a new contract last summer.
“I love playing my football in front of our fans at King Power Stadium and I’m delighted to continue this journey at such an exciting time for the Club. We’ve a fantastic team that I believe is capable of getting even better and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next few years.”