Vardy deal is far from complete!
There seems to be far from an overall vote on whether Jamie Vardy to Arsenal is a good move for the Gunners or not. Some believe it would be a bad bit of business for the Gunners whilst others feel Vardy could be the type of player Arsenal are crying out for. One thing that is certain however is that Vardy’s move to Arsenal isn’t complete just quite yet and there may still be a few more twists and turns to the tale.
According to some sources this afternoon, Vardy was set to have his Arsenal medical today. Sunday afternoon is the club’s last opportunity of completing the deal before Vardy became fully focused on preparations with England for this summers European Championships, with the England side making way to their training camp for the tournament on Monday.
As of the time of writing it seems that a medical has not be completed and so if the deal is to go ahead before Euro 2016 kicks off, then the Arsenal medical team will have to follow England and Vardy to France in order to get the deal done.
There doesn’t seem to be any apparent rush however with Vardy supposedly agreeing a provisional contract with the Gunners worth £100,000 a week. This is according to the Daily Telegraph who also state that the deal is a 4 year contract, which I am personally quite surprised at given Vardy’s age and the club’s usual policy of not offering long term deals to those approaching 30 or over 30 years old.
The latest from the Leicester camp is that although a deal is on the cards and it looks likely that the move will go through, apparently Claudio’s side has offered Vardy an improved last minute counter offer, in an attempt to get him to stay with the Premier League winners. Vardy’s current contract stands at £60k per week until 2019, so a move to the Gunners would be a big financial boost for the 29 year old.
This proposed move for Vardy still confuses me as i personally thought he would have given the Champions League a shot with Leicester and stayed with the team that has just won the Premier League. However perhaps he doesn’t believe the club can repeat their success for a second time in a row and because of his age, he may be looking for that one last big budget contract, as his career begins to wind down.
Is this deal still far from being certain?