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Vardy Reveals Why He Decided to Turn Down Summer Transfer to Arsenal

Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy attends a team raining session at the Leicester City's training ground in Leicester, central England, on September 26, 2016.
Leicester City are set to play Porto in a UEFA Champions League group G stage football match on September 27, 2016.  / AFP / Lindsey Parnaby        (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

This summer at the King Power, Arsenal initiated Vardy’s release clause. This action left the Englishman with a judgement to make, one which appeared a conventionalise to utmost Gunners fans.

Nevertheless, the Premier League star conveyed his craving to shape on the foxes campaign as a key factor in continuing and also whispered he desired to be the “main man” as his career proceeds further.

Vardy said: “Arsenal triggered the release clause in my Leicester contract — giving me a huge decision to make. I tried to work out the pros and cons.

“With people like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil creating chances, Arsenal felt they could benefit me as much as I could them. But I also thought about the tactical aspect.

“You look at Arsenal’s style of play and they don’t get the ball forward quickly in the same way Leicester do for those runs I like to make in behind the defense.

“One thing that didn’t worry me was the idea that I wouldn’t be the ‘main man’ at Arsenal.  Every time I’ve moved, I’ve managed to meet the challenge in front of me.

“We even looked at new schools for the children, but I got to the stage where I felt with my heart and head that I wanted to stay at Leicester.

“It wasn’t to do with ‘loyalty’ or how I feel about my teammates. Players always come and go. It was more a case of seeing Leicester as a club that wanted to build on what we achieved with the title and I want to be part of that.

“I’m happy with how everything has turned out.’The dream continues’, Claudio texted me after I agreed to stay. That’s exactly how I felt, too.”

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