As far as the future is concerned, the world is Vardy’s oyster. Fast forward 12 months and he could be a double Premier League champion, Champions League winner with or without Leicester or have won an Oscar for a starring role in ‘Jamie Vardy: The Movie’.
Unfortunately I can’t predict the future, so let’s assess the odds and see what’s likely and what’s not.
With 15 days until Euro 2016, I suggest we start there and to kick us off Vardy is evens to start England’s opening group game against Russia – very generous given he’s scored in his last three internationals.
If you fancy him to start, and do well, Jamie Vardy to be the tournament’s top goalscorer is enticing at 40-1.
And once the Euro’s are done and dusted, we’ll have the new Premier League season to look forward to.
Could Leicester do the unthinkable and achieve success in Europe? Ranieri’s men are 100-1 to win next season’s Champions League, interestingly more likely than previous winners Benfica, Porto and Ajax.
On the other hand – Leicester to be relegated is 33-1.
If they are to achieve success next season, it’s vital that they keep hold of Vardy et al. but there will undoubtedly be offers on the table. According to the bookies, Arsenal are the most likely to lure him away from the King Power at 4-7. Liverpool are 4-1 whilst West Ham, who have already made a number of high profile bids since the season’s close, represent good value at 14-1.
However, should there be interest from European giants Real Madrid (14-1), Mrs Vardy might be having a few quiet words in Jamie’s ear.
On a personal level, the bookies make Vardy the current favourite to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Dare I say the words Ballon d’Or…