Leicester boss explains why Vardy chose to stay at club

England's Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy eventually chose to stay at Leicester after Arsenal activated his release clause.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy wins the Barclays Player Of The Season AwardLeicester City's Jamie Vardy chose to stay at the club in the wake of interest from Arsenal

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has explained why he thinks Jamie Vardy chose to stay with the club this season, as reported by the Express.

Earlier on in the summer it was widely reported that Arsenal had triggered Vardy's release clause in his contract with Leicester City (The Guardian).

Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the third goal for Leicester CityWill Vardy be able to replicate his form of last season?

Many expected the England international to move to London, because let's face it, a release clause is only inserted at the wish of the player, so if interest in said player is generated, why would they then chose to stay at the club?

Well, Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri has provided an answer.

Speaking at a press conference, Ranieri explained why he thinks Vardy chose to remain at the King Power, as reported by The Express:

Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri explained why he thinks Vardy chose to stay at the club

"Maybe it is because he started from the bottom and now we are his family. It is the first time in the Champions League too and he wants to stay together. He enjoys it a lot here – he is a king and he is happy."

The Italian makes a series of valid points, however, one would suspect that the new contract he signed with the club worth £100,000 per week would have had something to do with him staying too.

With speculation surrounding the future's of Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante mounting, Ranieri will be hoping that his star players can take the former Fleetwood Town man's lead and commit to Leicester for the long-term.

Jamie Vardy scores the third goal for Leicester City from the penalty spotJamie Vardy committed his future to the club by signing a new contract

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