When I read that Arsenal were intending on triggering Vardy’s release clause I was initially struck with a feeling of disbelief. Jamie Vardy, aged 28, currently plying his trade for Leicester City is now a target for Arsenal.
It didn’t make sense, it didn’t fit the mould, until that is, I thought more about what made Vardy tick last season. I saw a fair bit of him last season because his story intrigued me, Vardy the rapscallion who couldn’t make it at his first attempt dropped down out of the football league and fought his way back up. It is almost a fairytale, worthy of a straight to DVD budget film.