It’s easy to sympathise with fans who cry foul at the frequency with which players have their heads turned by another club. Although football players’ careers are short, few acknowledge the loyalty their club show them in times of injury or loss of form.
The latest indications are that Jamie Vardy will buck the trend and reject Arsenal’s advances. If true, many would applaud the striker’s loyalty. However, if I was in his position, I wouldn’t be so quick to return to the Foxes set-up after Euro 2016. Although Vardy is extremely well paid, years of toil in the lower leagues means he will not be inured to the temptations of the rumoured £20,000-a-week extra he would receive at Arsenal. The prospect of living and playing in the capital may also appeal to the player.
Many people question whether the Gunners’ style of play would suit the England international, yet a footballer with his level of self-belief would fancy his chances of scoring goals when playing alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.