Jamie Vardy’s proposed move to Arsenal has been reported for a week now and it’s likely to continue for at least another month.
That’s because the Leicester striker has delayed his decision on Arsenal’s offer until after the European Championships.
The Gunners have triggered Vardy’s £20 million release clause and it looked as though the 29-year-old would move to the Emirates ahead of this summer’s tournament.
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However, the delay suggests that the striker isn’t wholly convinced about a move to Arsenal and reports on Thursday suggested he was “80% per cent” sure that he would remain at the King Power stadium.
Until the England international comes out publicly and reveals his plan, the question ‘will he, won’t he’ will continue to be asked.
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With Vardy in the England camp and Roy Hodgson likely to keep him away from the media spotlight, journalists won’t be able to ask him where he will be playing next season.
But if you can’t ask Jamie Vardy, the second best option is to quiz Rebekah Vardy. The forward’s wife was on Good Morning Britain on Friday and had to deal with a question from Ben Shepherd regarding her husband’s future.
“Listen, all I can say is Jamie is a great man and whatever he decides will be right for him in football terms,” she said.
“Whether it’s the right decision, wrong decision or indifferent, it’s his decision and only he can make that.”
And when Kate Garraway asked if she had been shopping for houses in north London, Rebekah replied: “No, not at all. We’ll wait until Jamie makes up his mind and decides what he’s going to do.”
Well, she didn't exactly give much away, did she?
So, it seems as though Leicester fans are in for an anxious month of waiting to discover Vardy’s decision.
No place for England
Despite his interest in the goalscorer, Arsene Wenger doesn’t believe he will be in England’s line-up to face Russia on Saturday. He told BeIN sports: "I don't think that Vardy will be a starter.
"He has earned his place in the squad.
"I don't say this because he does not have the quality, but because he doesn't have enough experience at that level to say the whole tournament will depend on Vardy. Will he be there? Certainly."
And it seems the Frenchman could be correct. The Mirror have supposedly ‘revealed’ England’s starting XI for the opening fixture against Russia and it seems as though Vardy will have to make do with a place on the bench.