Jamie Vardy: Arsenal bid for Leicester City striker meets release clause

Only Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored more Premier
League goals than Vardy in 2015-16, with 25
Arsenal are in talks with Leicester City in an attempt to
try to sign striker Jamie Vardy.
The Gunners’ bid for the 29-year-old England international is
reported to be in the region of £20m and has triggered the
release clause in his contract.
Vardy scored 24 goals in the Premier League for Leicester as
the Foxes won the 2015-16 title.
The forward, who is currently preparing for Euro 2016,
joined City for £1m from Fleetwood in 2012.
Vardy rose through non-league football after being released
by Sheffield Wednesday at 16 for being too small, and was
named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the
Year for 2015-16.
Since making his England debut in 2015, he has scored three
times in eight internationals.
Arsenal, who finished second in the league, 10 points behind
Leicester, have already signed Switzerland midfielder Granit
Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Vardy to Arsenal: The case for and against
Former QPR winger Trevor Sinclair on BBC Radio 5 live:
“I am a big believer in karma. He has won the Premier
League, he is happy and has a great group of brothers
around him. He is settled, so why move?
“When you are a striker you can be in top form but then go
to a club, not hit the ground running and then it can gobble
you up. I would stay where he is.”
Ex-Everton winger Kevin Kilbane on BBC Radio 5 live:
“When the big clubs come calling, they might not come
again. I think you go.
“You want to test yourself against the best and with better
players. Technically, Arsenal are a better side than
Leicester.”

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