Neil Warnock hails "bargain" Jamie Vardy

Neil Warnock says that he was interested in signing Jamie Vardy last season, before he made the move to Leicester City.

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has said that he is delighted at seeing Jamie Vardy carve out a successful career in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old was playing non-league football for Fleetwood Town three seasons ago, but was among the scorers during Leicester City's 5-3 win over Manchester United last weekend.

"I know all about Vardy from when I was at Sheffield United, and I've always liked him" the Daily Star quotes Warnock as saying. "We used to play his non-league team every close season and I tried to sign him a year or so ago, but Leicester got him instead.

"He has a great willingness to score goals and the pace to worry any defence. He cost around £1m, and that seems a bargain now.

"I'm delighted to see someone like him come through. So often this league is all about the established stars, so it's nice a player like him is doing so well. It proves it is never to late to make it, or that you are too old."

Warnock's Palace side take on Leicester at Selhurst Park later this afternoon.

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