Jamie Carragher names the greatest transfer in history - and it's not at top four club
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has labelled Jamie Vardy's move to Leicester as the greatest transfer in football history.
Vardy has proved a revelation since completing a £1million move to Leicester from Fleetwood in 2012, scoring 154 goals in 367 appearances for the Foxes.
The former England striker played a key part in their historic 2015/16 Premier League title triumph, with his return of 24 goals in 36 games helping them seal one of the biggest upsets of all time.
And Carragher is convinced that Leicester pulled off the greatest transfer of all time by prising him away from League One nine years ago.
"There may never be a better transfer than Vardy's from Fleetwood Town to Leicester - not just in the Premier League era, but in football history," Carragher said in his column for the Telegraph.
"I am always reluctant to definitively declare anyone or anything is 'the best ever'. It can only be a matter of opinion.
"But if you were compiling a list of the greatest, most influential signings and judging it on value for money, who eclipses Vardy?"
He then added: "We can talk about many transfers which changed the course of Premier League history, such as Eric Cantona joining Manchester United, Dennis Bergkamp to Arsenal, Yaya Toure or David Silva moving to Manchester City, or Virgil van Dijk joining Liverpool.
"They were established, international players and household names heading to clubs already building towards titles - the finishing touch to emerging teams.
"The Vardy story stands alone in that he joined Leicester for £1 million directly from non-league football and defied expectations.
"Whenever the story of English football is told to future generations, they will talk about Leicester before and after Vardy's arrival."