Report: Wenger worried about Vardy deal

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

Report details why Arsene Wenger is worried in his pursuit of Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester City

According to The Evening Standard, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is "fearful" that the prospect of representing Leicester City in the Champions League will see Jamie Vardy snub a move to the Gunners.

Wenger activated the 29-year-old's £20 million release clause with the Premier League champions last week but Vardy, in France for Euro 2016, says he will not make a decision on his future until after the competition finishes.

Jamie Vardy celebrates with Riyad Mahrez after scoring the first goal for Leicester City

The England striker has reportedly been offered a new £100,000-a-week deal to stay with the Foxes - £20,000 less than what the Gunners have tabled - and The Standard claims he is "genuinely" conflicted over the transfer.

The report goes on to claim that Vardy might well be seduced by the notion of playing a part in Leicester's Champions League campaign next season, having played an instrumental role in helping them claim their fairytale league title.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

At his age, Vardy, who scored 24 Premier League goals this past season, may never got another chance to join an elite club, and his longevity as a prolific goalscorer may be limited when you consider how important pace is to his game.

That being said, the competition at Arsenal is much stronger than it is at the King Power Stadium. In North London, he simply would not be guaranteed to start every match, be it up front or on the wing, whereas he would not have such problems at Leicester.

Jamie Vardy - Leicester City

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