Alan Smith urges Premier League star to sign for Arsenal

Alan Smith is urging Jamie Vardy to secure a transfer to Arsenal from Leicester City this summer

Alan Smith has urged Jamie Vardy to complete a transfer to Arsenal this summer as the striker continues to be linked with a move to The Emirates.

The north London club are believed to have triggered the £20m release clause in the forward’s contract and have offered the 29-year-old a four-year deal to move to The Emirates.

Vardy, however, appears to be in no rush to make a decision about his future and he is reported to be waiting until after his involvement in Euro 2016 with England before making a decision ahead of next season.

However, former Arsenal and Leicester man Smith feels that Vardy would be foolish to turn down a move to the north London club this summer.

Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Smith said: “I know Leicester are in the Champions League but Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the country.

“I will probably upset Leicester fans, but my advice is I think he should grab it [the chance to join Arsenal].

“The chances are this kind of opportunity won’t come again and you have got to make the very most of your opportunities during the course of your career.”

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Vardy scored 24 goals in the Premier League for Leicester last season as the Claudio Ranieri’s men won the title ahead of Arsenal, who finished second.

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