Wide-spread reports surfaced yesterday claiming that Arsenal had triggered a £20 Million release clause, which would allow them to talk to Jamie Vardy about a switch this summer, and Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan threw in their two cents.
The England striker has enjoyed a hugely impressive year with Leicester City, in which he set the record for most consecutive Premier League games scored in, before helping his side to seal a huge shock PL title win.
Vardy is currently with his international squad ahead of his first ever tournament for his country, but may now be set to agree a move before the start of Euro 2016 next weekend.
Arsenal are claimed to have triggered his release clause, and will be allowed to discuss personal terms with the striker, and it would most likely be in Vardy’s best interest to decide on his future before the beginning of the group stages on Saturday.
One person who does not want to see the 29 year-old move is Leicester City fan and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.
The former Foxes player tweeted: ‘Stay with the champions @vardy7 don’t join the perennial also-rans’.
That comment caused a stir, and a reaction ensued, with Piers Morgan and Lineker exchanging sly digs over Twitter.
Morgan: ‘@GaryLineker @vardy7 panicking, Jugs?’
Lineker: ‘@piersmorgan @vardy7 No, Jugs. It’s normal for players reaching their 30’s to step donw a leve’.
Morgan: ‘@GaryLineker @vardy7 you never reached Vardy’s leve…’.
Lineker: ‘@piersmorgan @vardy7 thankfully neither of us plummeted to your level’
Well Lineker certainly seems worried that their star striker will be jumping ship, and with a fee not to stand in the way of the deal, there should be no reason why we haven’t landed the England international.
Is Vardy the missing link in our bid to end our PL title drought?