Vardy's Leicester stats means Everton should move regardless of Walsh future?

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10, 2018...

Everton's move for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy depends on the future of Steve Walsh as director of football but should it?

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10, 2018...

Whether Everton make a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy this summer will depend on the future of Steve Walsh as director of football, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Vardy is one of Walsh's success stories at Leicester when he was head of recruitment at the King Power Stadium, overseeing the signing of the England international from non-league Fleetwood Town for £1m.

Craig Shakespeare, Assistant Manager of Everton, speaks to Steve Walsh, Director of Football at Everton, prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Everton at Vicarage Road on...

Now he wants to sign the forward once again for the Toffees, but his own position at Goodison Park is precarious with the club's transfer policy over the past 18 months being greatly criticised.

Walsh made the switch to Merseyside from the Foxes in the summer of 2016 and since then more than £200m has been spent on new players and PSV Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands is being lined up as a replacement.

(From L) PSV Eindhoven General Manager Tiny Sanders, Technical Director Marcel Brands and head coach Phillip Cocu pose during the New Year's reception of the football club PSV Eindhoven in...

Should the deal still go ahead?

Despite Walsh's links with Vardy should his presence at the club dictate whether a move is made for the forward - especially when looking at the 31-year-old's impressive statistics?

The Englishman's age may be something of a concern, but 16 goals in 33 matches in all competitions this season and 56 in 134 Premier League outings cannot be ignored and could be just what an Everton team struggling to find a solution upfront need.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City scores a second goal but is disallowed as offside during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City at The Hawthorns on March 10,...

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