Vardy encouraged by Lineker to snub reported Arsenal interest

Date published: Friday 3rd June 2016 8:46

Jamie Vardy: Head turned by Arsenal?

Gary Lineker has told Leicester striker Jamie Vardy not to join “perennial also-rans” Arsenal, amid rumours he is set to join the Gunners.

Vardy has been the subject of a bid from the Gunners that activates a buy-out clause, according to the Guardian.

His goals spurred Leicester to a stunning Premier League title success and reportedly have attracted Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to launch an early-summer bid for the 29-year-old frontman.

Former Leicester and England striker Lineker wants Vardy to stay at the King Power Stadium with Claudio Ranieri’s side.

And in response to broadcaster and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan on Twitter, Lineker challenged Vardy to turn down the advances from north London.

Vardy scored 24 goals in the Foxes’ triumphant campaign, forging a brilliant understanding with Riyad Mahrez, who has been linked with Arsenal in the past.

With Euro 2016 ahead, Vardy’s focus has been on England duty in recent weeks but he may now have a major career decision to make before the finals.

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