Leicester Manager Brendan Rodgers has said he would not swap Jamie Vardy for Harry Kane under any circumstances.

Two of the best English strikers in the Premier League will take centre field at the King Power Stadium today battling to make further progress with their teams.

Kane, 26, had a loan spell with Leicester during the early part of his career has excelled after getting his chance at Spurs.

He has developed into an elite striker and one of the most sought after players in world football. Kane continues to impress and Rodgers, who remembers a young Kane from the 2013/14 season has said;

Kane’s Strengths

Harry is very different to Jamie. I go back to a game about five years ago when I was the Liverpool manager and Harry was on bench for Tottenham then so the strides he has made over those years has been brilliant,”

The goals he has scored – he’s become a real talisman for Tottenham and for his country.”
Harry is a top, top player but I wouldn’t swap Jamie,” continued the Foxes boss.

Jamie Vardy Goal Threat

“I have worked closely with Jamie for some time now and there’s not many in world football you would swap him for.

“He’s just got this incredible knack in terms of pressing the game and reading the game, and tactically he is so good. He has that hunger and that appetite, desire and speed to get in behind and stretch the game and score. I like that kind of striker.

At this level, in the most competitive league in the world, he is right up there with the elite strikers in the world and I am very fortunate to have him.”

A great assessment for a player who has turned his back and on playing for England after becoming frustrated with the lack of starting opportunities.

Vardy, who turns 33 before the season is out shows no signs of his age catching up with him and continues show the pace and the goal scoring threat of his Premier League winning season.

 

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