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Jamie Vardy signs a new deal at Leicester City

Foxes hotshot surprise many and signs a new 4 year deal at the champions.

Big news for Foxes fans
Big news for Foxes fans
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It's not often players from the clubs outside the big boys turn down the chance to move to one of them but this week we may have seen that.

Leicester City's star striker Jamie Vardy has seemingly turned the chance to join Arsenal and signed a new four year with the club.

It doesn't seem to be one of those new contract done just to bump up the paying price and players wages when he moves.  Rather it appears to a genuine choice made by the star of the 2015/16 Premier League.  You would think Arsenal would have offered a higher wage than the 100K a week he will be getting at the Foxes but he would also not be guaranteed to play every week.  It will be very interesting to know reasons behind Vardys decision.

For Leicester this is big.  Vardy staying may encourage the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N'golo Kante to stay.  It is also a further sign of the money from the new Premier League deal.  Now  the smaller clubs have enough money to make selling their players to balance the books less key than it has been.

For Arsenal it's a matter of opinion  I am one who thought Vardy's style did not suit the Arsenal system and who also wasn't a huge upgrade on Olivier Giroud, rather an alternative.   Arsenal often face packed defences where time and space are limited.  They need a player who can break down opponents following this plan rather than Vardy who thrives on the counter.

The Gunners clearly want a forward to share the load with Giroud or possibly play with him at at times.  With Real Madrid looking to invoke their buy back option on Alvaro Morata, Arsenal may have to pay a club record amount if he becomes their next target.

From a fantasy football view its also good news.  You would think Vardy will play week in week out if fit for Leicester and he looks to be at the peak of his powers.

What do you think?  Did Vardy make the right call?


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