Leicester manager Claude Puel thinks Jamie Vardy would make the ideal partner for Harry Kane at the World Cup this summer.

Vardy has emerged as one of the most prolific strikers in the country over the last three seasons, scoring 55 goals in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Kane has scored 34 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions so far this season and was Europe’s top scorer in 2017 ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kane is now a regular starter for the England national team, while Jamie Vardy has been in and out of the side since Gareth Southgate became manager.

But Foxes boss Puel believes Southgate should consider playing the duo together in Russia.

“Jamie is a valuable player for the team, like Harry Kane – he has other attributes,” said the Frenchman (via the Star).

“We have to respect the work of the England manager because he has different options in the squad, but in the team it would be amazing to see this combination in the World Cup.

“They can play together because they can combine with different attributes. It will be a good association.”

Kane very rarely has a strike partner at Tottenham, with Mauricio Pochettino preferring to play Dele Alli just off him.

It would be interesting to see how Vardy and Kane would compliment each other. Kane’s hold-up play is just about second to none, and Vardy is excellent at making runs in behind and down the flanks.

Perhaps it’s something Southgate should experiment with in upcoming friendlies.



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