Arsenal’s quest for a new striker has given us reams and reams of newsprint this summer, with most of it being focused on the Gunners bid for Leicester’s Jamie Vardy when we matched the buyout clause in his contract.
But today the England striker has revealed that it was very easy to turn down a move to the Emirates, and he didn’t even speak to Arsenal! Vardy said: “It’s not been put out there that I’ve always said the boys that close in, the brotherhood is unbelievable.
“For me personally there’s a lot of unfinished business here at Leicester and I think the club’s only going one way and that’s forward and that’s what I wanted to be part of.”
Asked whether it was a big decision to reject Arsenal’s advances, Vardy replied: “I think it wasn’t that big, it was quite easy and this is where I wanted to be.
“I was away with England so [a move to Arsenal wasn’t close]. No [I didn’t speak to them.]”
So although the media made it sound like there was agreements and personal terms in place, there was never an actual meeting with Vardy himself and he was never torn between staying with the Foxes and moving to Arsenal.
So now I wonder if we have spoken to Mahrez yet?