Revelation about Jamie Vardy may shock you slightly: Leicester news

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images) /

This revelation about a transfer and what may have been from Jamie Vardy’s recent past might slightly shock some Leicester City fans.

Back in the summer of 2016, almost four years ago now, Leicester City Premier League title-winner and club legend Jamie Vardy had the unmistakably distinct opportunity to play for the huge English side, Arsenal. It will at least surprise people just how close he was to joining the Gunners.

Leading up to the potential transfer

Obviously the former England forward lifted the premiership trophy with the Foxes in 2015/16. Along with setting a consecutive goalscoring record in the top-flight. His name was set in stone as a world-class striker at that point in his career.

And let us not forget that Vardy began in the lower divisions, having to strive extremely hard for his elite status. Anyway, he could have been elsewhere for the 2016/17 campaign, if he had decided to move to Arsenal.

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According to then Arsenal transfer chief, Dick Law, the North London team were very close to obtaining the services of the No.9. According to Law’s interview with The Athletic – he’s since left the Gunners – Vardy and his wife Rebekah actually had a meeting with boss at the time, Arsene Wenger.

The former says that a fee had been agreed with Leicester City and personal terms had also been finalised with the player. However, after the rendezvous with Wenger everything just broke down for some reason. Imagine where Leicester would be now without their notorious talisman?

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To be honest the Foxes may have quite easily found themselves struggling; would Kelechi Iheanacho replicate Vardy productivity over the course of a season? Probably not. Or would City have been able to attract the talents of James Maddison or Wilfred Ndidi without the draw of ‘Vards’? Credit must go to Vardy for remaining at the club that helped establish him.