Date: 10th September 2016 at 12:33pm
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Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has revealed that Sam Allardyce tried to sign him when Vardy was at Fleetwood.

“When I first arrived for the squad, the manager told me a little story of when I was at Fleetwood and their manager was trying to get him to sign me at West Ham,” said Vardy.

As we all know, that move was unsuccessful and he eventually went on to sign for Leicester for £1million.

When Arsenal triggered Vardys release clause this summer, all that seemed a lifetime away. The meteoric rise of the young lad from Sheffield has been nothing short of outstanding. He partly has Leicester to thank for that rise and went some way to doing that by remaining there and signing a new deal this summer.

Vardy went on to say what changes the new England manager made in his first get together since taking over

“The good thing is the new manager wants to make it as much as if we were just at normal clubs,” he said. “One of the main things is making it enjoyable.

“If you make it enjoyable, you are definitely up for coming, very excited – but obviously you’ve got to be professional.”