BBC journo update: Arsenal still hope to sign Vardy before Friday

By on June 7, 2016

According to BBC journalist David Ornstein, Arsenal are still hoping to secure a deal for Jamie Vardy this week despite the striker deciding he won’t make a decision over his proposed £20m move until AFTER Euro 2016.

As has been widely reported over the past few days, we triggered Vardy’s release clause last week and the Daily Mail claim that the striker has verbally agreed a three-year deal worth £120,000-a-week.

However, a proposed medical on Sunday didn’t go ahead and Vardy flew-out to France with the England squad on Monday morning having failed to give Arsene Wenger confirmation he was joining Arsenal.

It soon emerged that Leicester had made a last ditch attempt to persuade the 29-year-old to remain at the King Power after offering the striker an improved contract worth around £100,000-a-week.

There were indications that Vardy would make a final decision over whether to join Arsenal or stay with the newly-crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday.

But respected BBC journalist David Ornstein claims that Vardy has decided he wants to concentrate on representing England at the Euro’s before making any decision over his future.

However, Ornstein also says that Arsenal have not given up hope of persuading the striker to complete his move before the tournament starts on Friday as Vardy’s camp have NOT informed the club that he wants to postpone making a final decision.

The report also says Arsenal will not be pulling out of the deal and our offer will remain on the table until Vardy makes a decision, but it looks increasingly likely any proposed move will now have to wait until next month.

If this is true, I strongly feel we should pull out of the deal. If Vardy isn’t sure by now, if he isn’t jumping at this opportunity, then he’s not the right player for Arsenal.

Sure, he scored 24 goals to fire Leicester to the title last season, but that’s been the only decent season of his career and he was playing in a system that was set-up perfectly to suit his strengths. That won’t be the case at Arsenal as he play an entirely different style of football to Leicester and Vardy won’t have as much room to utilise his pace.

Midfielder: I want to join Arsenal as they are the club of my heart

I’ve said all along I’m not convinced by this move so I’m not bothered either way if he signs or not. Now that he seems to be messing us about, we should withdraw our offer and move on to other targets.

Jamie Vardy certainly isn’t worth the wait….


  1. Malc Biddles

    June 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Is it true Wenger has put a bid in for Filbert Fox? He can’t create a winning team so trying to buy someone else’s. LOLOL.

  2. SilverTongue

    June 8, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Who the F*** is Filbert Fox, sounds like some creepy dude in a Disney pants suit.

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  4. Olaitan

    June 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I’m pretty sure Wenger is keeping a secret MOU between himself, Raniery and Vardy’s camp. I doubt if vardy have the gut to keep two clubs in a limbo. Someone is being economical with the truth. Wenger is called the cunning fox, now is dealing with the fox, I will wait to see who hold the ace.

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