Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy reportedly snubbed a lucrative move to Arsenal because he was worried his style did not suit Arsene Wenger's side. The 29-year-old forward extended his deal with the Foxes by four years on Thursday (23 June), thereby rejecting the chance to join the north London club.
Vardy was thought to be on the cusp of joining Arsenal at one stage after the Gunners met his £20m ($27.4m) release clause. However, the Premier League-winning star ultimately rejected the chance to move and instead opted to stay with his current club.
Vardy feared his pacey style was ill-suited to Arsenal's possession-orientated way of playing, according to Sky Sports. The Arsenal transfer target also believed Leicester had developed into a special team over the last 12 months and he is looking forward to representing the Foxes in the Champions League.
Above all Vardy was also not given any assurances by Wenger that he would not be played out of position at Arsenal. The sought-after striker reportedly spoke to his agent following England's goalless draw against Slovakia and informed him to reject Arsenal's advances and instead agree a new deal with Leicester.
The FA was kept abreast of the situation as it unfolded via Leicester, and England boss Roy Hodgson reportedly knew of Vardy's decision before it was announced publicly.