Revealed: The EPL Goal Machine Celtic Could Have Signed For Peanuts

Better than Carlton Cole?
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Better than Carlton Cole?

Jamie Vardy is in incredible form right now. The top scorer in the Premier League has scored 11 goals in as many games and has found the net in his last eight games for Leicester.

Yet if things had turned out a little differently, Vardy could have been scoring his goals in Scotland. Back in 2012, Vardy was in hot form for non-league Fleetwood Town and Celtic were scouting the player.

The Fleetwood manager at the time was Micky Mellon, who was quoted about Celtic's interest in January 2012, four months before Vardy moved to Leicester for £1m.

“I heard Celtic were looking at Vardy. I’m not surprised. So they should be because he’s a good player. In fact, he’s a very good player.

“If Celtic are doing their homework and looking for the best young players in England, then Vardy’s one of them. You would expect that.

“The two massive clubs in Scotland should be getting to players like that if their scouting system is working properly."

At a time when it is difficult for Celtic to even compete financially with Championship clubs, it's in the lower echelons of English football where the club must go fishing and pick up bargains like Vardy before they hit the big time.

Until then, there's always Carlton Cole...

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