Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy revealed that it was an easy decision for him this summer to snub Arsenal and stay with the Foxes.
Vardy, 29, got his big breakthrough last season as he helped Leicester shock the sports world and win the Premier League title. With his 24 league goals, he finished tied for second in the Golden Boot race, one goal behind winner Harry Kane. Arsenal tried to lure Vardy to join the club and activated his buyout clause, but in the end he opted to stay with the league champions, signing a new deal over the summer.
“I was in a hotel room for many hours of every day with nothing to do,” Vardy said. “You had a lot of time on your hands.
“I am not going to beat around the bush – every time I thought about it, and every aspect of it I thought about, both my head and my heart were saying to stay, which is why I made my decision to stay.
“Deep down if you don’t think it is the right move for you, you don’t do it. It is as simple as that. You get that much time to think about every single thing down to the tea lady.
“You think about what might happen, what might not, where you could be, where not. Every time I thought about every little thing, both head and heart were saying, ‘You need to stay’.
“In my professional life it was the hardest decision. It was hard but, like I said, when it came to my head and my heart it was an easy decision.”