Jamie Vardy to West Ham? Leicester star presented with a Hammers shirt from comedian Tom Davis

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Jamie Vardy to West Ham? Leicester star presented with shirt with his name and No. 9 on Tom Davis’s back – as West Ham supporting comedian says he would ‘love’ the forward at London Stadium next season

  • Jamie Vardy was a guest on Redknapp’s Big Night Out show
  • The Leicester star was approached by comedian Tom Davis to join West Ham
  • Davis gave Vardy a West Ham shirt with his name and No. 9 on the back

If Jamie Vardy ever left Leicester City, an unlikely scenario, it’s clear he wouldn’t be short of suitors.

The Foxes talisman has proven its quality in the Premier League – so far it has been sacked in 115 goals in just 238 games in seven seasons.

Even at the age of 34, he shows no signs of slowing down as he has scored 12 goals at the top of this campaign while Brendan Rodgers’ side are third in the table.

Comedian Tom Davis (left) gave Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy a West Ham shirt

Davis, who supports West Ham, made a plea for the Leicester star to join his club next season

Davis, who supports West Ham, made a plea for the Leicester star to join his club next season

The Leicester City attacker just laughed when Davis took a passionate attitude to join him

The Leicester City attacker just laughed when Davis took a passionate attitude to join him

Vardy’s focus is firmly on reaching a top-four finish with Leicester this season and winning the FA Cup, but this week he received a lighthearted transfer request from an unusual source.

Vardy appeared on Redknapp’s Big Night Out show, which launches on Sky One Thursday night at 10pm, and has been praised by West Ham fan and comedian Tom Davis.

“ Listen, I’m gonna chase this, buddy – I’d love you at West Ham, ” Davis said – running the show next to Sportsmails Jamie Redknapp and his dad, Harry.

“I’m not going to lie to you, Jamie. I have spoken [Sergio] Aguero, but I’ll close that offer if I can persuade you to come to West Ham.

“I would sincerely worship you there, I think you are one of the greatest goalscorers of your generation.”

In his lighthearted attempt to lure Vardy to East London, Davis then unveiled a West Ham shirt with his last name and No. 9 on the back.

Redknapp's Big Night Out is hosted by Sportsmail columnist Jamie Redknapp alongside Davis

Redknapp’s Big Night Out is hosted by Sportsmail columnist Jamie Redknapp alongside Davis

Harry, the father of Redknapp, will also host the TV show which airs on Sky One on Thursday at 10pm

Harry, the father of Redknapp, will also host the TV show which airs on Sky One on Thursday at 10pm

Davis’s plea amused Vardy, who laughed at his efforts.

Last August, Vardy signed a contract extension with the East Midlands club until 2023 – meaning Davis’s efforts are unlikely to be followed up.

The evergreen striker has an FA Cup final to look forward to against Chelsea next month after Leicester’s 1-0 win against Southampton at Wembley on April 18.

During the match, the two teams played in front of 4,000 fans, in a coronavirus testing event, and the Foxes talisman once again happily played in front of spectators.

“It was really good,” he said on the show before Davis’ transfer attempts.

“It was a start and hopefully things will open up to greater capacity and we will get the good times back.”

Vardy celebrates after Leicester defeated Southampton on April 18 to reach the FA Cup final

Vardy celebrates after Leicester defeated Southampton on April 18 to reach the FA Cup final

Redknapp’s Big Night Out airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Sky One and the TV streaming service NOW

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