Former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage has insisted Jamie Vardy should move to Arsenal as he owes the Foxes nothing to make him think about staying.
The 29-year-old is currently on international duty with England as he looks to build on his 24-goal Premier League campaign at Euro 2016.
Having fired Claudio Ranieri’s men to the league title, Vardy has attracted interest from Arsenal, with the Gunners believed to have triggered his release clause which in turn has set up a situation where he must decide whether or not he wants to move to north London or stay at the King Power Stadium.
It is clearly a difficult choice to make for the pacy forward as he has yet to reach a final decision, but Savage believes that it’s a no-brainer.
“Jamie Vardy owes Leicester nothing,” he wrote in his Mirror column. “He has just fired them to the Premier League title and into the Champions League. To be honest, I don’t know what more he can realistically achieve at the King Power.
“Leicester aren’t going to win the title again. And although they can offer Vardy a taste of Champions League football next season, in all likelihood Arsenal can offer it every year.”
“If I was 29 years old, and the Gunners were offering me £120,000 a week for the next three years , I wouldn’t think twice.
“I’d be off to north London. The signs are that Vardy is torn between joining Arsenal and staying at Leicester, but whatever he chooses to do, he must remember there is no loyalty in football any more.”
Naturally, his remarks have drawn an angry response from Leicester fans, and football fans in general, who will be desperate to see Vardy stay, and given Savage’s history with the club having played for them between 1997 and 2002, it will be all the more disappointing not to hear him hope that their star man stays.
It remains to be seen what Vardy opts to do, but what is clear at this stage is that he’s likely to now make his decision after Euro 2016 concludes.
— Beach Bum (@The_Andy_Goode) June 11, 2016
— Denise (@FoxeKing) June 11, 2016
@FoxesNews may not Robbie but some people are different and loyal.
— Martyn Whitman (@MartynWhitman) June 11, 2016
I see @RobbieSavage8 keeps on making pointless statements about Vards. No surprise there. He certainly has no loyalty.
— Corin Godsmark (@coringodsmark) June 11, 2016