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Premier League rivals make a decision on Manchester United target and it’s not good news



Leicester City restart contract negotiations with Manchester United target James Maddison

According to 90min (h/t Leicester Mercury), Leicester City have reignited contract negotiations with Manchester United target James Maddison.

The 23-year-old is one of the best young English midfielders in the game today. He perfectly fits the profile of players United are keen on and has his best years ahead of him.

Having consistently been linked with a move to Old Trafford, United’s interest in him is expected to cool. This is not because of the financial disarray caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Manchester United target James Maddison is involved in contract negotiations with Leicester City
Maddison is one of the league’s best young English midfielders

He has made 28 Premier League appearances for the Foxes this season. With six goals and three appearances, he has played a crucial role in Brendan Rodgers’ side’s rise up the table. (h/t Transfermarkt)

According to the report, the club, and the player have been involved in negotiations during the COVID-19 lockdown. They hope to reach an agreement before next season resumes.

Such a renewal will not only see the player get improved terms but also ward off interest from suitors such as United. The Red Devils, however, seem more interested in Maddison’s friend – Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.

Jack Grealish is a Manchester United target
Jack Grealish appears to be Manchester United’s preferred target

Missing out on Maddison might not be as bad as expected at the start of the year. Having secured Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes, United have a midfielder who can feed the attack.

More so, with Villa’s Premier League future far from certain, we have a better chance of landing Grealish compared to the Foxes star.

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Maddison and Leicester are yet to sign an agreement. this is likely to give us enough time to turn his head if we choose to.

Whether this will propel United to action or not remains to be seen.