Henry is one of the Premier League’s striking greats, but Merson has seen glimpses of the Frenchman’s style in Vardy in recent weeks.
Vardy has netted in nine consecutive matches for Leicester, and his strike against West Bromwich Albion was particularly memorable.
The 28-year-old ran from the half-way line before smashing the ball into the back of the Baggies' net.
And Merson said, while analysing that strike: “He’s an absolute handful. And not just a handful where he’s just quick, he has a lot more to his game now.
“This is phenomenal. That’s Henry that is, that’s Henry. He takes it to the side and opens the angle up and then, bang.
“The only problem I have is if other teams don’t play that high up. But when his team go in front or their chasing a game, he’s been phenomenal.
“If he does it all season, where’s he going to go to? He’ll get 30 goals.”
Vardy’s wonderful form has launched him to the top of the Premier League’s scoring charts, and he is showing no sign of slowing down.
If the former Fleetwood Town man can continue to score at this rate, then there is no telling just how high Leicester could finish – with their start to the season having built a solid foundation.
The Foxes are currently sat in third place in the Premier League table, and they return to action after the international break with a match against struggling Newcastle United.