Bamford has hit the ground running the in the Premier League this season and his seven goals in eight games see him level with Harry Kane and only one behind Heung-Min Son, Vardy, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.
Vardy, last year’s Premier League top scorer, won the Premier League title with the Foxes in the 2015/16 season and has over a 100 top flight goals to his name.
And Bamford believes that he has plenty of time left in his career to establish himself as a top-class Premier League striker as Vardy has been able to do.
Bamford insists the best is yet to come from him as he has complete faith in his abilities to push on no matter how challenging the path turns out to be in achieving the targets he has set for himself.
“Jamie Vardy is a good one to look at for me”, Bamford told The Athletic.
“He didn’t come to the Premier League until late, 27 or 28, and he’s scored 100 Premier League goals.
“For me, that just shows it doesn’t matter what time you come. You can still keep doing it.
“I know that, ideally in my mind, after my year with Middlesbrough when I got (the Championship’s) player of the year (in 2014/15), I thought, ‘This is my time for the Premier League’, and I’d have liked to have done it then, when I was 21 or 22.
“But now, five years later, I think there’s still plenty of time and I’m still hungry to lay down a marker.”
When Leeds and Leicester met each other for the first time this season, the Foxes won with a 4-1 scoreline, with Vardy laying on an assist while getting on the scoresheet himself with one goal.