Jamie Vardy’s potential move to Arsenal is definitely one of the hottest topics of the moment, as Leicester’s striker was one of the players who had a massive role in The Foxes’ Premier League success. The rumours about a transfer to the Emirates started emerging after the Gunners triggered Vardy’s release clause, valuing 20 million, set Leicester on fire, making fans and even the players doing their best to convince him to stay at the King Power Stadium.
Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Casper Schmeichel are three of the team-mates who have personally contacted Jamie Vardy over the past week, in order to make him stay and play together in the Champions League’s next season, where Leicester will play for the first time in the club’s history.
Currently, Jamie Vardy, alongside the England national team and manager Roy Hodgson, are in France, getting ready for the European Championship and was asked to focus on their upcoming matches instead of transfer rumours. Of course, it will be pretty hard for him to do this if a conclusion regarding his future isn’t taken until the end of the week, but on the other side, he doesn’t want to disappoint those who are expecting a stellar performance from him in England’s shirt.
Ray Hodgson insisted that the player is currently on England duty and performing at his best should be his main concern right now.
“We are not trying to block players’ futures or transfers, but as far as we are concerned, our ongoing theme is that England is England, your club is your club. While you are with England we want you to stay focused on us,” the 68-year-old manager said.
Arsenal is aware of this situation and they haven’t put a deadline yet, but Arsene Wenger won’t wait that much if Jamie Vardy will be too late with taking a decision.
“I just think, for the good of the team and the whole club, it is important Jamie Vardy stays at Leicester,” former Foxes defender Gerry Taggart said.