Why Roy Hodgson must take Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy to the Euros next summer

Jamie Vardy has been in sensational form for Leicester City throughout the early stages of the season. The Foxes striker has scored an incredible 14 goals so far this campaign, netting in eleven consecutive fixtures – a new Premier League record. On current form, Vardy is streets ahead of other potential candidates for Roy Hodgson’s squad, including Wayne Rooney, the injury-prone Daniel Sturridge and even Tottenham’s main man Harry Kane.

At the time of writing, Vardy is an absolute shoo-in for the European Championship. While he isn’t the most experienced striker around, Vardy’s form and confidence should carry him into Roy Hodgson’s team. After his immense start to the campaign, Vardy is valued at just 17/10 with Betway to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot award and his goal threat could prove crucial for The Three Lions next summer if Hodgson selects him in the squad.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Vardy is the best striker in England right now. The Leicester forward is on a phenomenal run and has been linked with a transfer to some of the biggest clubs on the planet, including Premier League rivals Manchester United, Arsenal and even Spanish giants Real Madrid.

On current form, he could certainly hold his own at these clubs but may be coming to the end of his peak years at the age of 28. You can keep up with all of the latest transfer news and information via Betway. Vardy’s current run has attracted plenty of attention from the continent but has it affected England’s betting odds for the Euros? Probably not but Vardy will be a key threat throughout the competition if Hodgson includes him in the squad.

While Vardy may not continue his red-hot streak for the remainder of the campaign, he has certainly shown enough talent and quality to warrant a place in Hodgson’s squad. If nothing else, Vardy offers a unique style of play and can help by running the channels and getting in behind opposing defenders as England try to run down the clock in close matches. Vardy’s versatility and resilience will give Hodgson the chance to mix up England’s style throughout the tournament.

Does Vardy deserve a spot in Hodgson’s starting line-up? Possibly not. However, he should definitely be included in the England squad for next summer’s European Championship. Given the opportunity, the Leicester forward could be the man to guide England through the tournament and, with a bit of luck, the Three Lions might go all the way to the final.

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