Premier League star reveals ‘easy decision’ to reject move to Arsenal

Jamie Vardy Riyad Mahrez
Jamie Vardy Riyad Mahrez

Leciester City star striker Jamie Vardy has claimed that his decision to turn down move to fellow Premier League side Arsenal was ‘quite easy’.

Vardy had a £20 million buy-out clause in his previous contract with the Foxes, which the Gunners activated in early June in their bid to sign the England International this summer.

But the 29-year-old opted against the decision to move to the Emirates by signing a new four-year deal to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium and Vardy has now insisted that he still has ‘unfinished business’ with the reigning Premier League champions.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Vardy said: “It’s not been put out there that I have always said the boys, the close-knit brotherhood, is unbelievable and for me, there’s a lot of unfinished business here.”

 “I feel that the club is only going one way and that is forward, that’s why I want to be a part of it. It wasn’t that big [the decision] when I think about it. It was quite easy and this is where I want to be.”
The English centre forward, who scored 24 league goals last season to play a key role in Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League title success, reportedly snubbed Arsenal since he was not convinced they play the right style of football to suit his game.
Meanwhile, PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez, who was also a star performer for the Foxes last season, has also been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer but Vardy has suggested that he is hopeful that the Algerian winger will follow him by staying at Leicester City.

“I think everyone in the squad would want him here, playing with us, but that’s nothing to do with us and it’s down to Riyad and the club to sort out,” Vardy added.

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