Leicester City have agreed a four-year deal with Jamie Vardy, after the striker snubbed a move to Arsenal.
Arsenal triggered his £20 million release clause on the eve of the Euros. As Arsene Wenger was looking to provide competition for Giroud.
However, the 29-year-old has rejected the chance to wear the red and white of Arsenal. And has instead opted to stay with Leicester City, a club he helped win their maiden EPL trophy.
“Leicester City have today agreed with the representatives of Jamie Vardy to extend the England international’s contract with the Premier League champions for a further four years,” a Leicester statement read.
“Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club.
“Jamie will continue to focus all of his efforts on trying to achieve success with the England team at the European Championships in France.”
Vardy scored 24 goals as the Foxes won their first ever league title, with his form earning him and call-up to this summer’s Euros.
And he continued his own personal fairytale by netting in England’s Group B win over Wales before starting the draw against Slovakia.