Is it on or off? The Jamie Vardy saga!
In yet another twist to the tale Sky Sports News understands that Jamie Vardy hasn’t officially given his final word on if he will reject Arsenal this summer in order to stay at Leicester, despite what media reports earlier in the week had reported.
Arsene Wenger was quoted earlier in the week saying that as far as he understands Vardy will not be joining Arsenal this summer, which led to the reports that Vardy had rejected the Gunners to stay with Premier League champions Leicester City. However Sky Sports understands that the move is still very much up in the air, with Vardy not confirming with either Arsenal or Leicester with what he exactly intends to do and where he intends to play next season. Vardy is supposedly maintaining his word of saying that he wishes to focus on the Euros with England before making his mind up over Arsenal’s offer.
To be honest it’s got to that stage in the saga where I think Arsenal need to be firm with the player, ask him to make his mind up and if he doesn’t want to join, then the Gunners should move onto the next target. I understand that not too many big money moves happen during a big international competition, due to players wanting to remain focused on their respective country. However there is no point from Arsenal’s perspective to wait on a player who may not want to join the club, because at that point we should be looking at approaching our next target.
From day one I was never overly keen on Arsenal signing Vardy, because although I recognise he would be a strong addition to the team, his age and style of play on the other hand doesn’t add up very well for the Gunners. I maintained that if the Englishman signed for Arsenal, then of course he would be well supported, but I think there really are mixed receptions to Vardy’s possible move to North London.
Is this transfer saga going to drag out for a while longer or will we get an official answer before the end of the euros?