Vardy Turns Down Arsenal, Agrees New Contract With Leicester City

It is sad news for Arsenal fans who are anticipating the arrival of England and Leicester City forward, Jamie Vardy as the prolific striker has agreed a new contract with his club, ending prospects of a move to the Emirate Stadium.

After much speculation, the striker has decided to remain in his old club, turning down Arsenal who had earlier met his £20 million release clause and had hoped for an answer from the striker prior to the start of Euro 2016.

Vardy who was unwilling to take a decision on his future before jetting out to France for Euro 2016, has now opted to stay with the Premier League champions.

 “Leicester City have today (Thursday) agreed with the representatives of Jamie Vardy to extend the England international’s contract with the Premier League champions for a further four years.

“Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club.

“Jamie will continue to focus all of his efforts on trying to achieve success with the England team at the European Championships in France.”

“There will be no further comment from either the Club or the player on this matter until the conclusion of the tournament.”

 Arsene Wenger had recently told a Japanese television, “Jamie Vardy, at the moment, is at Leicester. On what I know, he will stay at Leicester.”

Fans of the Premier League champions will also be hoping that N’Golo Kanté and Riyad Mahrez follow suit and give Leicester the best possible chance of building on their remarkable success as they will be needed in the Champions League.


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