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Jamie Vardy Says His Prediction Of Arsenal’s ‘Downfall’ Made Him Turn Them Down

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City ion action with Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11th, 2017 in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

The Leicester City hero would have departed the King Power Stadium in the summer if not for his “psychic” talents.

Now at the ominous age of 30, Jamie Vardy isn’t content with just one Premier League medal, and is willing to leave the side that sensationally captured the title back in 2016.

With time not on his side, Vardy considered his options during the summer for a club that would match his ambitions. Though Arsenal were at the forefront of the queue for his signature, the Gunners did not make the grade.

Arsenal did claim the FA Cup back in May, but Vardy has no regrets about turning them down.

“It wasn’t the Premier League was it? So we’re all right with that I think,” Vardy said via The Irish Independent.

“I’ll never regret anything I’ve chosen to do. I’m a bit of a psychic, I could see the little downfall they are on now.

“They had qualified for the Champions League for the last 20 years until last year. That was something to think about. Leicester were also in the Champions League and on a different night at home against Atletico (Madrid) we could have gone even further.

But there were all sorts (of reasons). Football was the main thing but moving the family when I’d just bought a house would have been a laugh – not.”

If another offer from a similar team comes in (one preferably located closer to Leicester than London it seems), the striker is willing to risk a move in order to claim more silverware.

“I want to win as much as possible, I don’t want to only have one Premier League medal in my drawer at home – it would be an empty glass cabinet. I’m contracted to Leicester and we will see how high we can go. In the future, who knows?”

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