Reports from England’s base in France has it that Arsenal target, Jamie Vardy will not be making any decision on whether to join Arsenal or stay at Leicester until after England’s Euro 2016 adventure.
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As reported on Friday, Arsenal triggered Vardy’s release clause and has since held talks with Vardy and Leicester with the hope of concluding the deal before the English party fly to France on Monday. Vardy however was unable to make up his mind before flying out and has now delayed any decision regarding his future until after the European Championship.
The Hinckley Times reported that England boss Hodgson held crunch talks with Vardy after Arsenal launched their bid. This latest development is said to be in line with Roy Hodgson’s desire for club issues not to distract his players during the tournament. The England manager has been assured by the striker that his focus is fully on the national team, who start their Euro 2016 campaign against Russia in Marseille on Saturday, and therefore, Arsenal have to wait to discover if he will move to the Emirates stadium.
Vardy’s representatives have also told Arsenal they will have to wait until after the European Championships before deciding on his future so he can focus on England.
The current situation poses a dilemma for Arsenal, who must now choose whether to wait on an answer from their principal target potentially for another month or to pursue other options in the market. Arsène Wenger is acutely aware that the player could choose to remain with the Premier League champions, or that bids from rival clubs might be encouraged should he perform well at the European Championship.