According to reports from a number of sources, including John Cross, the Guardian, and Matt Law, Jamie Vardy has decided that Monday deadline wasn't enough. He now wants to wait until after Euro 2016 to make a decision about his future, meaning that Arsenal and Leicester City may not know for up to a month which club he'll choose for next season.
And now, Arsenal have a bit of a problem:
Dilemma for #afc is wait for Vardy and risk him saying no or another club coming in on back of Euros form. Or walk away from deal— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) June 7, 2016
Waiting a whole month would be a big blow if Vardy ended up choosing to stay at Leicester. Frankly, considering the fact that I've never been a huge fan of this deal, I'd say waiting a month would be a blow even if he did pick us. I'd say this actually gives Arsenal a chance to get into the position they should have been in from the start: keep Vardy on the line, but pursue other options, and if nothing else comes through then Vardy can be a possible fall-back position (if he's still interested in a month). Even if it's not Alvaro Morata, who the Guardian and others have reported could be on his way to Chelsea, there are other options out there. Let's pursue them.