Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy is set to become a Gunner at Arsenal Football Club. The 29-year-old striker and Leicester’s no.9 is currently undergoing medicals at the Emirates.
Vardy helped guide Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to winning the Premier League title last season.
Vardy is currently on duty with England ahead of Euro 2016, following an astonishing season as the Foxes were crowned Premier League champions, scoring 24 goals in all competitions.
Vardy seeks a four year deal worth around £120,000 a week, double what he gets with his current Leicester contract. Arsenal might unveil the anytime soon as the England forward is already undergoing medicals at the Emirates. The Gunners hope to complete their £20million deal for Jamie Vardy within the next 24 hours.
He made his England debut last June and has scored three goals for the national side since, and is expected to be influential in England’s campaign for the European Championships.
The Algerian has everything Arsenal look for in a player –pace, flair, goals from out wide– and he has that big-game impact that players like Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have lacked in that position for the Gunners.
Arsenal have begun formal negotiations as they hope to meet the conditions of Vardy’s release clause at Leicester City.
Arsenal Jamie Vardy Deal To be Completed Before Euro 2016
The deal is expected to be completed before the start of Euro 2016.
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According to UK media reports, Arsenal want to sign the striker after learning that Danny Welbeck will miss nine months due to injury and since Manchester United are no longer interested in the striker since after signing Ibrahimovic.
Reports also reveal that Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger plans to get all his transfer businesses done before the start of EURO 2016 having failed to sign an outfield player last summer.
Arsenal hope to improve their side with the signing after finishing second in the Premier League last season, and do so quickly having already signed Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.