He’s currently the most lethal striker in the Vanarama National League, with 20 goals in 23 appearances, a total that marks him out as the most prolific striker in England. According to Mail Online, there is interest in his services from teams in the Championship, League 1 and League 2.

Padraig Amond, of Grimsby Town, is not only the most rpolific striker in England with 0.96 goals per appearance, the nearest in the Premier League being Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud whose 15 goals in 12 games gives him a strike rate of 0.76 goals per game, but he is also has one of the best strike rates in Europe – hos 0.96 goals per appearance marking him out as #6 in the cross-Europe rankings.

This ranking puts him ahead of footballing giants such as Barcelona’s Neymar (#8 with 0.94 goals per appearance), Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (#9 with 0.91 goals per appearance) and way ahead of Lionel Messi (#18 with 0.78 goals per appearance) and Cristiano Ronaldo (#23 with 0.74 goals per appearance). With him possessing such a strike rate, and with teams in the Football League looking for strike power to lead their front line, it comes as no surprise that Amond “has been watched closely recently by clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two,” accoring to Mail Online.

Amond’s 20 goals have helped his club Grimsby climb to third in the National League on the back of 54 goals that ranks them as better scorers than any team in any of Europe’s top divisions. Of course, this is largely on the back of Amond’s deadly proficiency in front of goal, a proficiency that is leading to noted interest from higher-placed teams.

Amond has experience in higher divisions than the National League, having played for Morceambe (90 games, 21 goals) and Accrington Stanley (83 games, 17 goals) but it is his current goal returns that might prove tempting for Football League teams entertaining the idea of having the next Jamie Vardy on their books.

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