Activating Jamie Vardy's release clause could see Tottenham win the league next season

England's Jamie Vardy

The Leicester City forward allegedly has a clause in the contract he signed in February allowing him to move for a top European club for £20 million.

England's Jamie Vardy

Several top European clubs have been put on alert this week after speculation that Leicester City sensation Jamie Vardy has a release clause in his contract which allows him to move for a club in the Champions League for £20 million, as reported by the Daily Mail.

A classic late-bloomer, Vardy has gone from five-goal striker last season to scoring 24 goals in 38 Premier League games this term, and is now established as one of England's top forwards at the age of 29.

That report is likely to pique the interest of a number of sides but if Vardy elects to leave the King Power in the event of a bid, the best move would be to join Mauricio Pochettino's revolution at Tottenham Hotspur.

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

Spurs already have the only man to score more Premier League goals than Vardy this season in Harry Kane, and with the pair playing together already for England, partnering the stars in attack at White Hart Lane could be the final step to title glory for Spurs.

Much of Spurs' success this season was built on Kane's 25 league goals, but their breakout star in midfield, Dele Alli, was the only other player to reach double figures in the league.

The North Londoners need another regular source of goals, in the way that the Foxes have had 17-goal Riyad Mahrez to support Vardy's exploits, and the 29-year-old could provide that.

Harry Kane celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring the first goal for England

Yes, the signing of Vardy would likely require a shift in formation from Pchettino to fit two up top, but Kane's comments before England's win over Turkey on Sunday - in which both strikers scored - suggested that he could see himself alongside the striker.

Kane said, as quoted by London 24: "Jamie has had a fantastic season and scored a lot of goals so if we are playing together it will be very exciting. We are different sort of players - he has got a lot of pace and can run in behind. That will probably allow me to drop off and get into space."

If Daniel Levy sanctions the move, Spurs could do a lot worse than pay £20 million to bring in Vardy to partner Kane at White Hart Lane next summer as they look to go a step further next year and bring home a first league title since 1961.

England's Jamie Vardy

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