Atletico Madrid linked with a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has emerged as a surprise target for Atletico Madrid ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish Media, Atletico Madrid are linked with a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy has joined Leicester City from Fleetwood Town for a fee in the region of 1.25 million euros in July 2012. The 30-year-old has a valid contract with Leicester City until June 2020.

Since his arrival from Fleetwood Town, Jamie Vardy has scored 65 goals and provided 40 assists in 189 games for Leicester City, including 15 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions this season.

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The 32-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in England.

As a member of England national football team, Jamie Vardy has won 16 caps and has scored six goals.

The 32-year old is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Diego Simeone wants to target in the summer transfer window.

Euro Football Rumours understood that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.

The England international is a player who has impressed many European clubs in the last few seasons, and it is understood that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone would prefer playing him as a striker.

How strong that interest is and whether Atletico Madrid will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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