BLACKPOOL CHASING VARDY

  • Posted on: 19 January 2012
  • By: isport

Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon says there have been offers for the striker Jamie Vardy.

Vardy has been the subject of many transfer rumours at the start of this transfer window, with Blackpool reportedly one of the first clubs to register an interest in the striker, but their offer of £ 750,000 was initially rejected.

It was immediately followed by interest from Scottish club Rangers, but the manager Micky Mellon has said that there have been no new offers for the striker.

Jamie Vardy scored in the third round of the FA Cup against Blackpool, which seems to have impressed Blackpool boss Ian Holloway so much so that he wanted to sign the player.

A Rangers Scout was also on hand to watch the player score two goals against Blackpool in the FA Cup, and was similarly impressed. His brace was all the more special because the football betting markets had predicted a Blackpool whitewash.

As well as those two clubs, it has been rumoured that Premier League clubs like Fulham and Championship clubs like West Ham United have asked to be kept up-to-date with any moves for Vardy.

It is thought that around £ 1 million could be enough to persuade Fleetwood town to sell their most prized asset. However, manager Micky Mellon insisted that the player is not for sale.

"Without a shadow of a doubt he can play at a higher level because he's got everything you need to do that. But I hope it's with us. People ask if he can handle all the speculation. Well you only have to look at Tuesday night when every man and his dog was at the game to watch him and he scored twice. That doesn't seem like someone who's going to be affected by it all," manager Micky Mellon said after the match regarding the situation surrounding the future of striker Jamie Vardy.

With the geordies also interested we're not sure whether to bet on Newcastle landing Vardy, or on us getting him...?