The day started out with speculation surrounding Arsenal’s bid for Jamie Vardy, but as the hours passed things became clearer and now it more or less seems that the transfer will be finalised before the weekend.
Reports first surfaced that the Gunners have put in a bid which activates a release clause in the Englishman’s contract with majority of the papers picking up the headlines.
That was followed by Vardy’s wife Rebekah tweeting to Leicester fans that she doesn’t call the shots on her husband’s professional career, which more or less confirmed that the English striker is in favour of a move to London.
Now Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has appeared to confirm Arsenal’s interest in the England striker. When questioned by Gazzetta dello Sport(via Independent), on Vardy’s future the Foxes boss said:
“It’s all true.”
The transfer looks like it will go through by Sunday if we consider the reports coming in from very credible papers and journalists.
The move should be finalised before Monday night as per the condition set by Roy Hodgson, that players will not be allowed to have any discussions or meetings regarding their club futures after they start their Euro preparations.
There is a mixed response from fans regarding Vardy, with many claiming that he might not fit in at Arsenal despite the Englishman being the top scorer in England last season.
The Foxes play in a different way to that of the Gunners but still a striker scoring that amount of goals should do the same if he gets the proper service irrespective of the game plans adopted.
We are in desperate need of a striker and that’s what the fans have been crying for. He is a lethal striker who can give you an opening with his pace, what the Gunners currently lack with Olivier Giroud.
The Englishman was watched by Wenger during the Three Lions game against Portugal and if Wenger thinks that the striker can fit in at Arsenal then I don’t see why some of the fans see him as a misfit.
With Xhaka done and Vardy close, all that remains for this summer is to bring in some defenders and the North London club can really go all guns blazing for next season.