Jamie Vardy: England Striker 'Angers FA' With Leicester City Decision

England and Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy of England at Stade du Bourgognes, Chantilly, France, June 23. The timing of Vardy's decision to stay at Leicester has reportedly angered the Football Association. Dan Mullan/Getty

England striker Jamie Vardy's decision to stay at Leicester City over a move to Arsenal has reportedly gone down badly with the Football Association (FA).

English football's governing body had expected Vardy , 29, to finalize his choice between the Premier League champion and the London club following the conclusion of UEFA Euro 2016.

But The Guardian reported that figures within the FA were unimpressed that he has instead chosen the middle of an international tournament to commit to Leicester for the long-term.

Vardy, who struck 24 goals and was the English Premier League's second-top scorer last season as Leicester won the most unlikely league title in a generation, rejected the offer of more money from Arsenal to remain at the club which shot him to stardom. He was playing non-league football six years ago for Stocksbridge Park Steels, a club on the outskirts of Sheffield.

England plays Iceland on Monday night in the first knockout round of Euro 2016, having finished second behind Wales in Group B, with Vardy scoring the equalizer in its lone group-stage victory over the Welsh.