Jamie Vardy snubbing Arsenal was one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer and now, the England international has opened up on why he made the decision, report The Express.
The Gunners triggered the Leicester City strikers’ £20 million release back at the start of June but Vardy infamously kept Arsene Wenger’s side waiting as he pondered his next move during Euro 2016.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Vardy claimed: “I was in a hotel room for the Euros – you do get a lot of free time – and that time was spent thinking about every single aspect [of Arsenal’s offer], the pros and cons.
“It all came down to my head and my heart both saying ‘stay’, because I personally think there’s a lot more to come from Leicester and I want to be a part of that.”
Ending up completing a deal to sign Deportivo La Coruna’s Lucas Perez nearer the end of the summer window of course, Arsene Wenger eventually signed some competition for Olivier Giroud.
However, Vardy’s latest comments appear to be at odds with his previous statement that it was an “easy decision” to turn down the Gunners’ advances.