Gerry Francis admits Jamie Vardy was on West Brom radar last January

Jamie Vardy Warm Up

The Leicester forward is now the Premier League's top-scorer.

There is little doubt that the revelation of the Premier League season so far has been Jamie Vardy.

The England striker was certainly not expected to smash records, lead the scoring charts and lead Leicester City to an unlikely title fight - but that is exactly what he has done.

The tireless forward has scored 15 goals in 21 games for The Foxes this season, after finding the back of the net just five times last season.

Today he is being heavily linked with moves to Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea by Sky Sports and that represents a massive turnaround for the player in the space of a year.

Speaking on Sky Sports News earlier today (06/01/2016) West Bromwich Albion first-team coach Gerry Francis admitted that when he first arrived at The Hawthorns a year ago Vardy was on the Baggies target list.

He stated:

"Absolutely. I think he can fit in anywhere, if you play the right game with Jamie. He is not someone who comes to the ball, he is not someone who holds it up necessarily. He is someone who is definitely looking to play on people's shoulders and get in behind.

"He has proven, within a year, I must say a year ago I went to West Brom and he was one of our targets on top of the list. But he had scored one goal for Leicester and wasn't currently in the side.

"A year on, look at what Jamie Vardy has done."

West Brom, like many other teams who might have looked at Vardy, would not be ill-judged for deciding he was not worth the gamble - considering his lack of goals at the King Power Stadium.

However there is no doubt that West Brom are probably now hoping they had made a strong move for the Leicester striker - as the Premier League's giants now pursue his signature.

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