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Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has explained why they failed to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester City back in 2016.
Wenger did all he could to try and lure Foxes’ striker to north London, however, Leicester ultimately convinced him to stay at the King Power Stadium and commit his future to the club.
Speaking on Saturday around the Leicester and Liverpool game on beIN Sports, Wenger was describing Vardy and said: “Phenomenal, he’s always in the game.
“He looks like he doesn’t get mentally out the game. The great strikers I like are convinced somewhere they will score at some stage. That allows them, even when he misses a chance, to stay in the game.
“I offered him a lot of money at the time.
“Leicester had just won the championship in 2016, and Srivaddhanaprabha at the time, who unfortunately after had the helicopter accident, did absolutely not want to lose him and they offered him a longer contract and approximately the same money, if not more.”
Arsenal tried to sign Vardy for £20m just before Euro 2016, and were prepared to bump Vardy’s wages up to six figures a week, but Leicester matched them.
Source- Daily Star
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