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