You can imagine it now, somewhere in Leicester, Jamie Vardy is pacing back and forth in his large house contemplating his future, maybe after of course logging onto the bingo site with Double Bubble game I mean you can't pace up and down without a break right?
According to reports, the England forward has received a large offer from his current club, Leicester City in a bid to keep the striker for the foreseeable future. After winning the title against the odds, Claudio Ranieri will want to keep his squad together to see if they can transfer last seasons excellent form into the Champions League. But Arsene Wenger is in need of a new striker, especially after having lost Danny Welbeck for a fat chunk of the new season. Jamie Vardy had a £20 release clause which Wenger and Arsenal activated, apparently terms have been discussed which has sparked Leicester City into action.
According to reports, Monday is supposed to be the day in which Jamie Vardy makes his decision and makes it public. Arsenal and Leicester City fans will be waiting on tenterhooks until the decision is made.
Jamie Vardy is 29 years of age, he is in the form of his life and this may well be his last opportunity to make the step up to a bigger club, he has the chance to move to London and enjoy life in the capital city. He will have the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez around him on a daily basis at training and on the pitch, which will more than likely make him a better player. That said, there are other factors that he must weigh up.
At Leicester City, the attack is built around him and the talented Mahrez. They play counter attacking football which gets the best out of his speedy legs. If Jamie Vardy is fit then he plays in his favourite position. At Arsenal that might not necessarily be the case. Vardy would have to adjust to Arsenal's style of ball possession and won't have the same amount of space to run into that he gets at his current football club. Vardy would also have to compete with Oliver Giroud who has a good habit of battling back and reclaiming his spot in the team. Vardy's flexibility could also mean that Arsene may push him into a wider position in order to keep Giroud as the centre forward. Vardy will not want that after such a convincing season in the Premier League last season.
So clearly Vardy has plenty of reason to pace up and down, it will be interesting to see what his choice is. Time will tell.