Danny Simpson is of the view that Jamie Vardy should stick with Leicester despite Arsenal’s wooing.
Leicester City defender Danny Simpson has said everyone at the club is desperate for Arsenal target Jamie Vardy to stay at the King Power Stadium this summer.
Vardy, 29, is currently weighing up whether to make the switch to the Gunners, with sources telling ESPN FC that he has already undergone the first stage of his medical at the club.
The former Fleetwood Town player is currently on international duty with England and reports claim he will not make a final decision on his future until after Euro 2016.
“I have spoken to Jamie. Everyone wants him to stay. We would like everyone to stay, even if it’s just for one more year,” Simpson told BBC’s Sportsweek.
“It’s his decision, and he says he wants to concentrate on the European Championships. Jamie knows what I think of him as a lad and a player.
“No money can buy the bond that we have got at the club. It’s a special group. Why not carry on and kick on as a group and squad?”
Vardy was left on the bench by Roy Hodgson for England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Sunday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Simpson, 29, was frustrated not to see his teammate given a chance in Marseille, but is hopeful he will feature for the Three Lions in Thursday’s game against Wales.
“I was disappointed he didn’t start, never mind that he didn’t come on. I am sure he will get an opportunity soon,” Simpson said. ~ Via ESPN