• Ranieri considering dropping both Vardy and Mahrez

    Ranieri considering dropping both Vardy and Mahrez

    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri admits he is ready to drop misfiring Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

    The pair spearheaded the Foxes’ shock Premier League title win last season but have failed to recapture their form for the champions’ title defence.

    Vardy has failed to score in his last 15 club games – after netting 24 times last season – and reigning PFA Player of the Year Mahrez has just one assist and three league goals to his name this term.

    Leicester go to […]

  • Best decision of my life’ – Leicester star Vardy on how he quit factory job to become pro footballer

    Best decision of my life’ – Leicester star Vardy on how he quit factory job to become pro footballer

    Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has described the moment he quit his factory job to take up football professionally as the best decision of his life.

    The England international has been named the 11th best player in world for 2016 in the Goal 50 after he scored 24 goals in the Foxes’ historic Premier League title win.

    The 29-year-old also represented England at his first major tournament – scoring in the win over Wales at Euro 2016 – before helping Leicester take […]

  • Leicester boss Ranieri: Vardy will find scoring touch

    Leicester boss Ranieri: Vardy will find scoring touch

    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has no doubts over Jamie Vardy.

    Vardy has gone 11 games without a goal for Leicester.

    “I think at the end of this season, he will have double figures in goals,” said the Italian.

    “Scoring 11 in a row is not easy to do. Sometimes goalscorers have to pay for what happened one season when the next one starts.

    “But he’s not anxious. He’s very calm. I say to him ‘the important thing is the job you are doing […]

  • Why I Don’t Want To Go To Arsenal- Vardy

    Why I Don’t Want To Go To Arsenal- Vardy

    Leicester City star Jamie Vardy has revealed he rejected Arsenal because he felt their style of play did not suit him.

    The England international led Leicester to a stunning Premier League title triumph last season, scoring 24 goals.

    The 29-year-old’s fine performances prompted Arsenal to trigger his release cause, but Vardy was worried about Arsenal’s possession-based style and eventually signed a new deal with Leicester instead.

    “With people like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil creating chances, Arsenal felt they could benefit me as […]

  • Wenger admits Vardy scuppered Arsenal summer transfer plans

    Wenger admits Vardy scuppered Arsenal summer transfer plans

    Some Arsenal fans have been less than impressed by the news that Arsene Wenger is on the verge of completing the deal to bring the Spanish forward Lucas Perez to north London from his La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna, with many Gooners and members of the football press suggesting that this is a panic buy from the boss in response to his failure to get the right player earlier in the transfer window.

    Wenger has moved quickly to deny this, […]

  • Vardy says it was easy to reject Arsenal transfer to stay at Leicester

    Vardy says it was easy to reject Arsenal transfer to stay at Leicester

    Leicester forward Jamie Vardy says it was an “easy” decision to reject Arsenal and hopes Riyad Mahrez will follow him by staying at the club.

    Arsenal attempted to lure the 29-year-old to the Emirates Stadium in June after triggering a release clause in his contract with a £20m bid.

    However Vardy, who was away on international duty with England at Euro 2016 at the time, turned down the chance to join the Gunners and instead committed his future to the Premier League […]

  • Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy ‘is a king’ – Ranieri

    Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy ‘is a king’ – Ranieri

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said he is delighted Jamie Vardy opted to stay with the club, adding that the striker “is a king.”

    Vardy, 29, was targeted by Arsenal this summer with Leicester’s Premier League rivals activating his £22 million release clause after he netted 24 top-flight goals in 2015-16.

    However, the England international opted to remain with last season’s title winners by signing a new contract at the King Power Stadium.

    “I am very happy,” Ranieri said in the Daily […]

  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy wants to join Arsenal – Giroud

    Leicester striker Jamie Vardy wants to join Arsenal – Giroud

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that Jamie Vardy wants to join the club.

    Giroud netted twice for France in the 3-0 win over Scotland on Saturday night and told Sky Sports News that he’d been told that the Leicester and England forward is keen to move to the Emirates.

    “I have been told that Jamie wants to join us and it’s very good news for us. I think we can be complementary and that’s all I can say,” he said. “He’s […]

  • Arsenal Activate Jamie Vardy’s Release Clause

    Arsenal Activate Jamie Vardy’s Release Clause

    Arsenal continue their statement of intent in the summer transfer by activating the release clause in Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s contract.

    England international Vardy powered the Foxes to their first ever Premier League title with 24 goals, and was reported that the Gunners have triggered the striker’s £20 million buy-out fee.

    Arsenal have long been connected with the signing of a top-rated striker given the perceived inconsistencies of Olivier Giroud plus the injury to Danny Welbeck which will have him sidelined […]

  • Jamie Vardy voted FWA Footballer of the Year

    Jamie Vardy voted FWA Footballer of the Year

    Jamie Vardy has been named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. FWA chairman, Andy Dunn, announced the award on Sky Sports News on Monday morning.

     

    The Leicester City striker, topped the poll after a sensational season with the Foxes, which sees them one point away from winning the Premier League title.

    Vardy has netted 22 times in the league and broke former Manchester United striker’s, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record, by scoring in 11 consecutive league matches.

    Other players who were in […]