English Premiership

Vardy: Easy decision to reject Arsenal

2016-07-31 18:32
Jamie Vardy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says it was an 'easy decision' to turn down a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners activated the release clause in his Foxes contract with a bid of £20 million, but the England international chose to stay with the top-flight champions.

"It's not been put out there that I have always said the boys, the close-knit brotherhood, is unbelievable and for me, there's a lot of unfinished business here," Vardy told Sky Sports.

"I feel that the club is only going one way and that is forward, that's why I want to be a part of it. It wasn't that big [the decision] when I think about it. It was quite easy and this is where I want to be."

The 29-year-old hopes midfielder Riyad Mahrez also stays at the King Power Stadium this season, the Algerian having been heavily linked with Arsene Wenger's side.

Mahrez and Vardy formed a lethal attacking combination as the East Midlands outfit stunningly romped to the title last term.

"I think everyone in the squad would want him here, playing with us, but that's nothing to do with us and it's down to Riyad and the club to sort out," he said.

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