Tim Sherwood told Premier League Productions (28/02/21 at 11:45 am) that Jamie Vardy could have ‘easily’ joined Arsenal.
Even at the age of, 34, Vardy is one of the top marksmen in England’s top-flight as he continues to wow his fans at Leicester City.
But it could have been a lot different.
Arsene Wenger recently confirmed previous speculation that Arsenal wanted to sign the speedster after he won the Premier League title in 2016..
The Frenchman shared that Vardy was offered ‘a lot of money’ to join the North London club, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Ex-Premier League boss Sherwood touched upon that and how the Englishman made a ‘good decision to stay put in the Midlands.
“Jamie could have easily been at Arsenal, couldn’t he?” said Sherwood. “There was a lot of speculation about him going to Arsenal.
“He picked to stay at Leicester. He made a good decision. They won the Premier League and I just think he just gets younger and younger, doesn’t he?
“He’s carrying no weight. He’s got great pace. He does brilliantly for the side. If they aren’t creating chances for him then he’s opening up spaces for players in his side.”
Vardy, who has 12 Premier League goals to his name this season, failed to score against Arsenal over the weekend, which will be a relief to their fans because he always seems to find the back of the net against them.
Whilst Arsenal will always be a bigger club than the Foxes, Vardy was perhaps right to stay put because the Gunners back then and now don’t suit his style.
Vardy prefers that early ball, that ball over the top, sitting back and catching teams off-guard. A style that doesn’t match with Arsenal’s possession-based system.
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