Report claims Leicester nearly sold Vardy for $7.5 mil last summer

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And now for a fairly juicy rumor that never came to be, wonderfully so for Claudio Ranieri and Leicester City.

Before former Foxes manager Nigel Pearson was fired this summer, the Leicester boss had apparently decided that Jamie Vardy couldn’t cut the mustard in the Premier League.

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The 18-goal English striker set the record for most consecutive matches with a Premier League goal earlier this season, but might’ve been tempting the Championship’s record if Pearson had succeeded in a transfer plot.

Granted it’s The Sun, but it’s believable enough even as Vardy scored four times in Leicester’s hot finish to 2014-15:

The 29-year-old had even agreed personal terms to move back to home-city Sheffield, but Wednesday’s Thai owners got cold feet and pulled out of the deal at the last minute.

He would’ve cost Wednesday a whopping $7.5 million, a pretty meager sum compared to the $25-plus million rumored as his possible fee in the January window.

Yeah just a rumor, but what might’ve been for the Owls… and the Foxes?

Fun fact: Some large Owls do feed on small Foxes.