Reports suggest that James Maddison, the talented attacking midfielder for Leicester City, is set to be on the transfer market when the summer window opens. Maddison joined Leicester City from Norwich City on a five-year contract for a fee thought to be around £20 million back in 2018.
According to The Telegraph, Leicester City is willing to sell Maddison, who is likely to depart even if the team remains in the Premier League. The English midfielder has played 159 games for the Foxes and scored 42 goals during his tenure at the club. Despite his significant contributions to the team, Maddison is expected to be on his way out, as he is not interested in signing a new contract.
The talented 26-year-old has made two appearances for the English national team, and he is considered one of the best creative midfielders in the Premier League. It is no surprise that Manchester United is interested in Maddison and is reportedly willing to pay a fee between £45 million and £60 million for him.
The Manchester Evening News has reported that Manchester United is likely to put in a bid for Maddison. United has been in need of a creative midfielder who can provide the attacking spark the team has been lacking. Maddison could be an excellent addition to United’s midfield, where he could link up with fellow attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
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Leicester City has shown in the past that they are willing to sell their top players for the right price, and the potential transfer of Maddison to Manchester United could be a win-win for both teams. Leicester City could receive a substantial fee for their talented midfielder, while Manchester United could acquire a creative midfielder who has the potential to transform their midfield.
In conclusion, James Maddison is one of the most sought-after attacking midfielders in the Premier League, and it is no surprise that Manchester United is interested in him. If the transfer does go through, it could be an exciting move for both the player and the club, and Manchester United fans could finally see their team’s midfield woes resolved.
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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.