‘Jamie Vardy Will Not Go On Forever’ Rodgers seems to have found a player worthy of his place in Patson Daka
Sadly, Jamie Vardy will not go on forever. But Brendan Rodgers seems to have found a player worthy of his place in Patson Daka.
hen Jamie Vardy was withdrawn at the break during Leicester’s 2-1 win over Brentford on Sunday, the club’s supporters must have cursed their luck.
Leicester have been incredibly unfortunate with injuries this season, so the absence of their top scorer was another frustrating blow.
Vardy will be 35 in January but he shows no signs of slowing down. He has scored seven goals in the league this season – second only to Mohamed Salah on 10.
In the past Leicester did not have a frontman who could ease the burden if Vardy were missing, but that is changing.
Patson Daka, who came on for Vardy at half time on Sunday and set up James Maddison to score Leicester’s winner, joined the club from RB Salzburg in the summer with a huge reputation.
The Zambian scored more goals (27) than any other player in the Austrian Bundesliga last season and attracted attention from a host of Europe’s top clubs.
In the end, Leicester won the race for the 23-year-old, signing him for £22m on a five-year deal.