Leicester have announced on their official website that Jamie Vardy has decided to stay with the defending champions and has agreed to extend his contract for further 4 years.
Arsenal had reportedly activated James Vardy’s release clause worth around £22M on June 3, 2016. Jamie Vardy had asked for some time to think over the decision and had reiterated that the decision was to be announced most likely after the Euros.
Leicester City have now, through an official statement on the club’s website, announced that Jamie Vardy has decided to reject the offer from the Gunners and agreed to extend his contract for a further 4 years. however, Arsenal fans carried mixed emotions when Arsenal had activated Vardy’s release clause.
They had words of admiration, today, when Vardy extended his contract with Leicester –
Got to admire Jaime Vardy’s loyalty to Leicester. Rarity in football these days. Right decision. He will be forever a legend at Leicester
— Danny Stanton (@Dannystant01) June 23, 2016
Personally I actually wanted Jaime Vardy, thought he would have been good for us, interesting see what we do from here #Arsenal
— Daniel Wilks (@danielwilks10) June 23, 2016
@Arsenal A sign of changing time in football as Vardy rejects them and opts to stay with Leicester City.
— kelvin Meyler (@valleypieman01) June 23, 2016
But, the trolls were out in large to mock Arsenal and their fans after Jaime Vardy refused them to stay at Leicester.
Arsenal fans during Vardy rumors : He’s world class, would love to have him.
Arsenal fans now : nah, he’s shit anyway.
— Aqimuddin Amrullah (@iamunitedAA) June 23, 2016
Imagine being turned down by Jaime Vardy. Fuck sake 😂
— Andy Porter (@AndyWamo) June 23, 2016
Hard times for Arsenal being rejected by Fleetwoods finest 😂 😂 😂 😂
— James Turner (@JT_TTID) June 23, 2016
Why will I leave my club that just won the Epl to join Arsenal?
— Monkey D. Luffy (@hrh_tumi) June 23, 2016
Arsenal fans weren’t ones to be left behind.
* Unfollowed Jaime Vardy *
— Alamsha (@Alamsha27) June 23, 2016
— simple (@Evz1377) June 23, 2016
Leicester fluke a league title and are now rivals to United/arsenal/chelsea/city?. OK mate.
— Dd. (@Snexyglen) June 23, 2016
@arsenalskitchen Arsenal are red, Leicester are blue, who needs Vardy when we got Giroud
— pandulr (@PanduLR) June 23, 2016
Arsenal fans had rejoiced to the news of the Gunners activating Vardy’s release clause after the signing of Swiss sensation Granit Xhaka. This news is sure to disappoint a lot of them as Arsenal now look to resume their search for a world-class striker.