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Red Bull Leipzig chief Rangnick stands by Vardy rejection

Red Bull Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick stands by their decision to reject the signing of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Back in 2012 Vardy made a £1million move from Fleetwood to Leicester, but only after he was offered to RBL.

Rangnick told Four Four Two: "We were trying to sign Joe Gomez from Charlton and his agent told me it was a shame I wasn't interested in older players, because he had got this player who would be perfect for Leipzig.

“At some point, every manager in the world has said no to someone who later on turned out to be a top player.

“This player was Jamie Vardy, and in that transfer window he ended up joining Leicester City.

“We don't bring in players older than 24. We have the youngest team in the Bundesliga.

“If you weigh up experience against youth – being able to sprint, being willing to invest a lot of energy – we are proving that experience is overrated."

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