Vardy Update: Leicester Striker Could Make Decision Earlier Than Expected

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Jamie Vardy is still yet to make a decision on his new club and although many outlets have reported that there will be no movement until after Euro 2016, one report says otherwise.

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According to The Times, Vardy could still inform Leicester and Arsenal of his decision before Euro 2016 finishes, but it is unlikely that the players decision will be made public.

The most recent reports in the papers have suggested that Vardy is leaning towards staying at Leicester, despite Arsenal’s £120,000 per-week offer for the 29-year-old. In response to Arsenal’s contract offer Leicester have offered Vardy a 4-year extension worth £100,000 per week. They are determined to keep hold of the forward and alongside his teammates, the club are pleading with the striker to remain at the club.

Since Arsenal activated Vardy’s release clause last week the striker’s future has become unclear. At first it seemed as if he’d accept the Arsenal offer without much thought, but he is now considering staying at Leicester and attempting to defend his clubs title. The 24-goal striker would certainly add significant quality to the Arsenal squad and offer the club a ready-made solution to their lack of goalscoring options.

Arsenal would be wise to consider other options in the coming weeks to avoid Vardy’s decision potentially having a devastating impact on their summer transfer plans. What might half the Gunners plans are that Vardy is substantially cheaper than some of the Gunners alternative options. Vardy’s indecision makes the Gunners transfer budget for the summer unclear.

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