Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy has confirmed he turned down a chance to join Arsenal after winning an unprecedented Premier League title with the Foxes’.
The 30-year-old, who broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record to became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches in Leicester title winning season, has also expressed his desire to win more titles before his career runs out.
“I want to win as much as possible, I don’t want to only have one Premier League medal in my drawer at home – it would be an empty glass cabinet,”
Jamie Vardy in the Premier League for Leicester since 2014/15:
Most goals (42)
Most assists (19)
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“It was my choice to turn Arsenal down. But if another offer came in, it would be the same in that I would look at it and work out the pros and cons. But, no, turning down Arsenal doesn’t mean I wouldn’t look at another offer.”
Asked why he turned down the Gunners, Vardy added: “It was just coming up with the positives and negatives, and I came up with a decision and I’m pleased with the decision I made.”
“They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years or something, until last year. That was something to think about. But Leicester were also in the Champions League and on a different night at home against Atletico Madrid we could have gone even further.”