Would a January move for Jamie Vardy make sense for Tottenham?

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The Leicester City striker is scoring for fun right now and he could be a good short-term investment for Tottenham Hotspur.

While Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane struggles in front of goal this season, another England international is in phenomenal form for his club in the form of Jamie Vardy.

The Leicester City striker has scored seven goals in just eight matches this season and looks like being a shoo-in for England’s squad for Euro 2016, so could Tottenham make a bid for Vardy rather than signing another striker from abroad and inviting the risks that such a move inevitably brings.

Vardy is not your typical Daniel Levy signing. First of all he is 28, meaning that he is unlikely to have any significant sell-on value.

He will also expect to play week in, week out, meaning Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would have to find a way of juggling Vardy, Kane and his other attack-minded players.

But when you consider any move for West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino is likely to fail in January as it did in the summer, are there really any better alternatives to Vardy right now?

If he continues to score at his current rate, he could be the difference between Tottenham qualifying for the Champions League next season or spending another year in the Europa League, and the money the former brings would pay for the player’s transfer many times over.

Of course Leicester will not want to sell and it will take a relatively substantial bid to tempt Claudio Ranieri’s side into business. But Tottenham can afford it and with Kane off the boil can they really afford not to sign a player who is currently excelling in the top flight and could keep scoring regularly for at least the next five years?

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