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Have Leicester City Found The Next Jamie Vardy In This 24-Year-Old?

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Snehanjan Banerjee
Snehanjan used to a former columnist at The 4th Official. Fan of KK, Cricket and Liverpool (in no particular order).

It sure has been quite a busy transfer window for the Premier League holders Leicester City. After surprising the world with a stunning Premier League win against all the odds, it is time for the Foxes to build on that historic success. Claudio Ranieri’s side have a title to defend next campaign while they will also get to taste the experience of playing Champions League football.

The Foxes have made five major signings this summer while N’Golo Kanté made his way out of King Power. The Premier League holders will definitely want to wrap up a few more signings before the curtain-raiser of the coming season. According to reports Leicester City are monitoring the situation of Brentford forward Scott Hogan. The report claims that the Foxes are keeping close tabs on the forward who looks to have everything in his locker to follow the footsteps of England and Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy.

Vardy’s rise to prominence has been a story to applaud and has been pretty well-documented. The 29-year-old once played non-league football with Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before moving to Leicester and subsequently becoming a Premier League champion last campaign.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Scott Hogan of Brentford scores their second during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on April 30, 2016 in Brentford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Scott Hogan of Brentford scores their second during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on April 30, 2016 in Brentford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Hogan’s career has been somewhat similar to the 29-year-old dropping down to non-league with Woodley Sports following his release from Rochdale. But the 24-year-old did shoot back through the pyramid with Woodley Sports, Halifax Town, Mossley and so on before eventually sealing a move back to Rochdale.

Hogan then made the move to Brentford, where at the end of last season he netted an incredible seven goals in his last four matches with three impressive braces against Cardiff City, Fulham and Huddersfield Town. The 24-year-old had his troubles with back to back injuries since joining Brentford but impressed whenever he was fit and that has reportedly alerted Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester City do have as many as four options to choose from up front with ever-reliable Vardy, new signing Musa, Ulloa and Okazaki. Ulloa and Okazaki did play their roles in helping the Foxes win the Premier League last term but they were never really influential in front of the goal. Musa was brought in to add more goals to the team. However, the Foxes play two forwards up front and would really benefit from getting another forward and Hogan would be a good addition. He would be a gamble Ranieri could definitely go for.

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