Ray Winstone would sign Vardy for West Ham

Leicester's Jamie Vardy reacts

The Hollywood actor quips that his beloved West Ham United should move for Leicester City's star man.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy reacts

Quoted the Hammers' official website, Hollywood actor and West Ham United fan Ray Winstone has said that Leicester City's Jamie Vardy is the striker he would love the Hammers to sign this summer.

The 29-year-old hitman scored 24 times this past season in helping the Foxes win the Premier League title and complete arguably the most impressive sporting upset ever.

Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if the England international - who is set to represent the Three Lions at Euro 2016 - will stay at Leicester or whether he will secure a transfer.

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

“Up front I suppose another centre-forward would be great, so you’d love to buy Vardy, but Leicester fans won’t thank me for that," he told West Ham's official site about the Leicester man.

"And he has [the Champions League] beckoning, so let’s develop one ourselves. I’m sure we must have kids in the youth system.”

West Ham, under manager Slaven Bilic, are definitely a team on the rise, but it seems unlikely that Vardy would join them - and who's to say they want them?

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

If rumours are to be believed, Bilic is after younger strikers this summer, amid speculation linking Hammers with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuayi.

They might need to replace Diafra Sakho in East London, with the Senegalese striker reportedly the subject of an £11 million bid from Sunderland (Sky Sports).

They have Andy Carroll, sure, but he may not score the goals to help Bilic raise West Ham's profile even further, after the Irons finished seventh this past season, having threatened to qualify for the Champions League.

Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham

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