Arsenal activate Vardy’s £22m release clause – report

Date published: Friday 3rd June 2016 8:07

Jamie Vardy: Could be leaving champions Leicester

Jamie Vardy: Could be leaving champions Leicester

Arsenal have reportedly made a move to add to their striking options by meeting the £22m release clause in Jamie Vardy’s Leicester contract.

The Guardian have revealed that although it was not Vardy’s decision initially to include the clause in the new three-year contract he signed back in January, Leicester would not stand in his way if he expresses a desire to leave the King Power Stadium.

The 29-year-old striker, who joined the Foxes from Fleetwood for £1m back in 2012, notched up 24 goals last season and is currently with the England squad as they prepare for their Euro 2016 opener against Russia on June 11.

Vardy had attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the last transfer window, but it now appears that Arsene Wenger is the man to make the first move as the Gunners look to launch a more sustained title challenge next season and provide competition for Olivier Giroud.

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    Mark Scott
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    Arsenal have reportedly made a move to add to their striking options by meeting the £22m release clause in Jamie Vardy’s Leicester contract.

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    #1048560

    Johnny Utah
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    Did they bid £22,000,001.00?

    #1048590

    homerjay540
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    I think he’d actually play very well WITH Giroud but Wenger rarely plays 2 upfront. He could find himself on the wing.

    #1048602

    Mattant79
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    As a neutral I hope he stays at Leicester, His goals helped them win the league and they are in the champions league next season, If Ranieri can keep his players together and add to the squad who’s to say they can’t win the champions league? Arsenal are there to finish in the top four and nothing else, He should stay where he is.

    #1048611
    knotter
    knotter
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    Sheesh, Vardy as a North London Ladyballer- hardly bears thinking about.
    Maybe he wants to get closer to his feminine side? You never know.
    Or maybe he wants to know exactly when he is going to get knocked out of Europe so he can plan his holidays.
    Ha ha ha

    #1048650

    the bsm walk
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    Mattant you silly little Geordie. If Arsenal ‘are only there to finish in the top four’ are you not one of those very same people that say Arsenal should sign x players to help them sustain a title challenge. Surely, this is a step in the right direction albeit I’m against signing Vardy as I am all for signing another striker but not Vardy. You can’t win either way with some people. Enjoy at least a year in the championship.

    #1048689

    foxyfoxes
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    All I can think is, what’s the point? I could understand if it was the chance to join Barca or Real, but another PL team, why? Money? I’m sure our owners would be willing to pitch in a bit more. But Arsenal???!!!

    #1048695
    SensibleS7
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    Gone a bit big-headed in my estimation of late.

    We’ll have to see how he fares in the Euros and knowing Hodgson, he’ll try and stiffle yet another player.

    In fairness, Vardy’s in a unique status quo from Fleetwood Town to Title Winning Leicester City – still can’t believe that one.

    He’ll stay and there’s no reason for him to move – maybe a Manchester club or one of the clubs down south. Maybe his newly wed missus and agent may decide for him – who knows.

    #1048782

    nine nine nine
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    I predicted that Wenger would be very active in the transfer market this summer and with one big deal already done for Xhaka and now seemingly activating the release clause for Vardy that appears to be the case.

    It will be interesting to see how Vardy reacts to this offer as he’s the main man at Leicester and already seemingly enjoying a very nice lifestyle and a move to Arsenal would be a massive move for him across so many different aspects.

    I expected Arsenal to be the team to finish above this season for any club with title ambitions and capturing Vardy after capturing Xhaka would add to my belief re Arsenal’s ability to win the title this season with a quality new pacy centreback the only missing part of Wenger’s jigsaw to give him the best chance of doing that.

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    suarezsteeth
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    Foxyfoxes Barca or Real for Vardy? Can’t see that happening anytime soon. I’m not a fan of him tbh,either as a player or a person. He seems a bit of a dick in my opinion,and from what Nil says,and what I’ve read about him recently,that does seem to be the case. If he gets the move to Arsenal,I will be shocked. He’s had one good season,and they’ve offered £22m for him,when they could have gone out and attracted,with all respect,a better player,a proven player over more than just one season (Aubameyang,Lewandowski,Cavani etc). A gamble by Wenger in my opinion

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    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
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    I reckon he’ll jump ship, seemingly turning into a bit of a billy big-boots, I think he should stay. He’ll be going from a big-fish/small pond scenario to the exact opposite. His game time will reduce dramatically I for sure. Super-sub role beckons….

    As Nil says, I’m sure his new ‘wife’ and agent will ‘help’ make that decision for him.

    #1048821
    hatters
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    Why is Wenger disappointing me by making swift, early, and shrewd signings in the transfer window? Shocking behaviour and completely out of character.

    Xhaka was exactly what they needed in CM and now (if the signing is completed) they’ve gone and signed a striker who just fired 20 plus goals in a title winning season, effectively weakening their competition – exactly what the doctor ordered.

    If Wenger signs a proper CB then surely even he can’t mess up next season’ title charge. I don’t I like this new Wenger/Arsenal board, who can I pick on now??

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    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
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    You would think if Vardy leaves there might be a few others who would follow…

    Could the Cl dream be over before it’s even begun?

    #1048836
    thekickoff
    thekickoff
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    Vardy has the pace to latch onto a long ball which is Leicesters tactic, fair play but would Arsene abandon his entire style to suit one player? We have seen that Vardy isn’t suited to the quick floor play and to be fair with every other striker who has had an outstanding season, he needs to prove he isn’t a one season wonder. Kane had his doubters at the beginning of the season with a barren run but answered them in amazing fashion. I challenge Vardy to do the same.

    #1048854
    killyboye
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    Lineker’s statement was a bit controversial, given he’s Match of the Day presenter. To call Arsenal ‘perennial also rans’ was not the brightest. Nice way to lose your job Gary.
    On the Vardy front, he’s better staying put. If he turns out to be a one season wonder at least he’ll have hero status at Leicester.

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    foxyfoxes
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    I never said Barca or Real would come in for him, merely pointing out why would he leave unless one of them did make an offer, especially to Arsenal.

    I love how people are forming opinions of the bloke based on an opinion a forum member has of him based off tabloid newspaper articles. Love it, absolutely love it! Only in England!

    #1048863
    whoisbeni
    whoisbeni
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    Don’t think he would suit Atsenals style of play.

    Seems a signing that would lack imagination

    #1048866
    SensibleS7
    SensibleS7
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    S/t, Vardy’s always been a bit of a lad, but he’s backed his swagger with team performances and goals.

    What I have noticed already is the success getting to his head, and he’s the first player. He seems to be a ringleader too and a protagonist.

    Ranieri’s Man-management has been absolutely commendable because he does’t appear to micro-manage and let’s the players naturally come out of their shells and express their personalities which breeds synergy and fantastic team spirit.

    From the surface, I do feel he will be more influened by his agent and now that he’s a married man, he also has his family to think about.

    One of Ranieri’s biggest challenges next season is keeping his best players and if interest is courted from clubs, money ultimately will talk and Vardy will move on.

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    SensibleS7
    SensibleS7
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    Beejay, bring him to the Lane mate – Kane’s perfect striking partner 😀 🙂

    #1048899
    banjo_chuckers
    banjo_chuckers
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    He’s already a multi-millionaire, so when any multi-millionaire brings up the ‘thinking of my family’ line, I just think greedy bastard which is what it is, doesn’t matter what color shirt they happen to be wearing.

    Nil, to be honest I think bringing him to the Lane would be pointless, with respect to both sides I think they just about play the complete opposite style of football possible. Just don’ think it would work unless it was basically a plan b, and I think Vardy’s ego is a bit too big for that!

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