Arsenal triggers Vardy release clause

Jamie Vardy, who is currently preparing for Euro 2016 with the England national team, scored 24 goals for Leicester City as it was crowned champion in one of sport's biggest upsets.

Arsenal has tabled a bid for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy in the region of £20m which has reportedly triggered the release clause in his contract.

Vardy, who is currently preparing for Euro 2016 with the England national team, scored 24 goals for the Foxes as they were crowned champions in one of sport's biggest upsets.

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The 29-year-old rose through non-league football after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at 16 for being too small and eventually joined Leicester City in a £1m move from Fleetwood in 2012. He was named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year for 2015-16, and has scored thrice in eight games for England since his debut in 2015.

With Danny Welbeck rule out with a long-term injury and Olivier Giroud a totally different type of striker, Vardy has the chance to be Arsenal’s first-choice forward when the new season starts if he makes the switch. He would also pick up a healthy increase on the £70,000 a week wages he earns at Leicester.

Arsenal, which finished second in the league, has already signed Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.

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