Jamie Vardy has agreed a new four-year contract extension with Leicester City, thereby ending all the speculation regarding his potential switch to Arsenal.
The 29-year-old striker, who is currently with the England squad in France for Euro 2016, was linked with a summer move to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger had reportedly activated his £20m release clause and then left the ball was in Vardy’s court, who decided to delay his decision due to Euros.
But now, it looks like the forward has made the decision, and opted to reject the Gunners and remain with the Foxes.
A statement on the club website said: “Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club. Jamie will continue to focus all of his efforts on trying to achieve success with the England team at the European Championships in France.
“There will be no further comment from either the Club or the player on this matter until the conclusion of the tournament.”
Vardy scored 24 goals last season to finish the season as the league’s second-highest scorer, and played major role in Leicester City’s title triumph, so this news will surely bring huge smiles to the Foxes’ faithfuls.