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Could Jamie Vardy Return To The England National Team?

Jamie Vardy's rise to prominence as a footballer is a famous tale. Previously plying his trade for Fleetwood Town in the doldrums of English football, Vardy was noticed by Leicester and the rest is history.

Since moving to the King Power Stadium, the 31-year-old has helped the Foxes to a memorable Premier League title triumph. Vardy notched a goal in 11 successive top-flight matches during that famous 2015/16 campaign, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy's top-flight record. It would be fair to claim that he has been there and done it all on the big stage...

A shift in lifestyle helped Vardy to focus on improving his skills as a footballer. The England star has admitted that he was prone to the odd cigarette during his time at Fleetwood but a switch to Snus helped to prolong his career.

If Vardy was going to shine in the Premier League, he needed to give up the cigarettes and Snus offered him the chance to enhance his mental sharpness. With free information available at sites like, a number of top-flight stars have followed in Vardy's footsteps and made the switch.

If you look at Vardy's goal scoring record, he has improved in front of goal since joining the Foxes. According to Soccerway, Vardy has missed just three Premier League matches in the last three seasons combined – the Leicester man has notched 57 goals in 108 games during the period.


Whether his record is directly down to the change to Snus or not is debatable but he has certainly managed to maintain that kind of form over a lengthy spell and Foxes fans will be hoping that Vardy can shine again in 2018/19.

Harry Kane is England's main man but the Three Lions do look short of quality in the final third when the Tottenham star is struggling. Vardy effectively retired from international football back in August but the Leicester City man has admitted that he may be open to a return in the future if needed.

Without Kane, this England side looks short on goals and it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Gareth Southgate give Vardy a call at some stage. If he gets back to his brilliant best, the Leicester man might not have too long to wait.

Vardy can be very aggressive at times on the football pitch and Leicester try to use that to their advantage. Physicality is a key part of Premier League football but Vardy has found himself in trouble from time-to-time, most recently in Leicester's two nil victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Foxes striker was shown a red card after a dangerous challenge but he is back in the Leicester line-up and it won't be long until he is back amongst the goals.

England did incredibly well to reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup but that was then and this is now. Yes, you have to move on but Vardy still has plenty to give at international level.

We never quite saw the best of Jamie Vardy in an England shirt and Three Lions fans will be hoping that Southgate turns to the Leicester man if he manages to regain his best form.