Vardy good enough for Atleti – Godin

Diego Godin believes Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is good enough to be a member of the Atletico Madrid starting eleven.

The 30-year-old England striker starred as the Foxes landed a remarkable Premier League title, scoring 24 goals, and ahead of the two clubs meeting in the Champions League quarter final second leg, his abilities were hailed.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Godin replied when asked if Vardy would get into the Atletico team: "Of course he would.

"I think he would fit in at the vast majority of teams in the world. Who wouldn't want a striker who kills himself for the team and then gives you so many attacking solutions?

"He is a great player. He fights and competes in every game and never gives a single ball up for lost. A striker like that is fundamental for a team that plays the way Leicester do. They wouldn't be the Leicester we know without him."

The Uruguayan international also admitted Manchester City attempted to sign him back in 2015, when they were coached by his former Villarreal Coach Manuel Pellegrini.

"It's true that two years ago, City wanted me when he [Pellegrini] was there,” the defender continued.

“I'm proud that he wanted me but I feel like just another fan of this club. I'm very happy here. I didn't feel that it was the moment to leave."

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