WIll Jamie Vardy join Arsenal? Will he stay at Leicester? That has been the question on the lips of every fan of the English Premier league. However, if you believe former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour, Jamie Vardy looks like he will be staying at Leicester City after the Foxes made him a new contract offer that is reportedly closer to the one Arsenal have offered him.
Speaking on Talksport’s Sports Breakfast, Ray Parlour said he had inside knowledge that made him think Vardy will be signing for Arsenal this summer. He went as far as saying Arsenal cameramen and other officials were already put on standby before Leicester City’s counter offer.
“It looks like it isn’t happening now,” said Parlour.
“I was at the Arsenal the other day and there were big reports flying around, and the club’s cameramen and digital staff had to get down to the training ground.
“So it looked like it was going to happen – there was a medical being done.
“But it seems Vardy thought about it while on England duty, and suddenly there was a U-turn.”
If it is true and Vardy ends up staying at Leicester City, it will be a big shame. He would have been a reliable and very cheap option for Arsenal especially if the widely reported £20 million release clause is true.