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Leicester City poised to land Manchester City young midfielder James McAtee

Leicester City sets sights on Manchester City prodigy James McAtee as potential transfer target, as reported by The Sun. The Foxes are eyeing a move for McAtee in the upcoming summer transfer window contingent upon their successful promotion back to the Premier League.

Currently plying his trade on loan with Sheffield United, McAtee has been making waves with his performances. The talented midfielder has featured in 31 matches for the Blades, showcasing his prowess by netting 5 goals and delivering 4 assists throughout the campaign.

James McAtee
James McAtee

Moreover, McAtee has also left an indelible mark on the international stage, representing England U21s with distinction. In 10 appearances for the young Lions, he has found the back of the net twice, underlining his potential as a rising star in English football.

Notably, McAtee shares footballing genes with his elder sibling, John McAtee, who plies his trade as a striker for Luton Town. The familial connection adds another layer of intrigue to James’s burgeoning career, with both brothers making strides in the competitive world of professional football.

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Expressing his desire to continue competing at the highest level, McAtee harbors aspirations of remaining in the Premier League next season. However, Manchester City’s stance suggests they may only entertain the prospect of a loan deal for the promising youngster, aiming to nurture his development further before potentially integrating him into their first-team setup.

Leicester City
Leicester City

The potential move to Leicester City marks a continuation of McAtee’s flirtation with the Foxes, as he came close to joining the club last summer before ultimately committing to Sheffield United. The renewed interest from Leicester underscores McAtee’s growing reputation within the English footballing fraternity, with clubs vying for his signature in anticipation of his future exploits.

As the summer transfer window looms on the horizon, all eyes will be on James McAtee’s next career move. Whether he remains with Manchester City, embarks on a loan spell elsewhere, or secures a permanent switch to Leicester City, one thing is certain – his journey promises to be an intriguing chapter in the annals of English football, as he continues to carve out a name for himself on both domestic and international fronts.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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