Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said it was easy to turn down a move to Arsenal, as he still feels he has things to accomplish with the Foxes.
Vardy, 29, played a big part in Leicester shocking the soccer world and winning the Premier League title. Vardy’s 24 league goals were tied for second in the scoring race, and earned him a spot on the England squad for Euro 2016.
It also drew the attention of other clubs in England, as Arsenal activated Vardy’s buyout clause. But Vardy, who was in France with England at the time of the bid, opted to stay with Leicester and sign a new contract.
“It’s not been put out there that I have always said the boys, the close-knit brotherhood, is unbelievable and for me, there’s a lot of unfinished business here,” Vardy told Sky Sports.
“I feel that the club is only going one way and that is forward, that’s why I want to be a part of it.
“It wasn’t that big [the decision] when I think about it. It was quite easy and this is where I want to be.”
With N’Golo Kante already departing for Chelsea, a lot of transfer rumors now surrounds Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian international was voted PFA Player of the Year last season, but Vardy is hoping that Mahrez will decide to stay as well.
“I think everyone in the squad would want him here, playing with us, but that’s nothing to do with us and it’s down to Riyad and the club to sort out,” Vardy said.