Jamie Vardy reveals how close he was to Arsenal switch


Even if the finer details were never revealed, Arsenal fans know full well that Jamie Vardy was the one that got away this season.

Having guided Leicester to the Premier League title, the England striker looked all set for a switch to the Emirates after the Gunners activated his £20million release clause.

As we all know, a move never materialised because Vardy instead chose to extend his contract with the Foxes, amid concerns he wouldn’t be nearly as successful in Arsene Wenger’s system as he has been under Claudio Ranieri.


Nonetheless, the forward has now admitted he came so close to linking up with Arsenal that he even started looking at schools for his children in London.

“It’s a measure of how seriously we were weighing things up that we looked at new schools for the children,” he writes in his new autobiography, ‘From Nowhere’ – brought to our attention by the Independent.

Even with him staying at Leicester, question marks were still raised over whether he’d prove to be a one-season wonder. Another decent start to the season has put those doubts to bed, though, and even if Leicester are a far cry from last season’s title-winning side, it definitely looks like he made the right decision.

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