James Maddison ‘will be sold’ by Leicester City next summer amidst Manchester United interest
Manchester United target James Maddison ‘will be sold’ by Leicester City in the upcoming transfer window regardless of their fate in the Premier League, according to The Telegraph (Subscription Required) [h/t Metro].
At the moment, the King Power Stadium side are fighting for their survival in the English top flight. Brendan Rodgers parted ways with the Foxes earlier in the season. Former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is currently in charge of the team.
Despite Leicester’s struggles, Maddison has shone for them in the current campaign. He has arguably been their best performer in the last few months.
But the 26-year-old’s current contract with the Foxes is set to expire in the summer of 2025. The playmaker is expected to part ways with the East Midlands-based club in the coming months.
Apart from Man United, Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United also have the England international on their radar. The King Power Stadium side will let him go for £45–£60 million.
Maddison signed for Leicester in the summer of 2018. Since then, he has grown from strength to strength and has developed into one of the best number 10s in England.
United has counted on Bruno Fernandes in the playmaking role for a few years now. The Portugal international has cemented his place in the starting lineup.
However, the 28-year-old has showcased his versatility this season. Erik ten Hag has deployed the attacking midfielder out wide and in one of the double pivot positions, with Marcel Sabitzer playing as a number 10.
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The Red Devils have progressed a lot since the Dutch manager’s arrival. However, we could evidently do with more quality in our squad to push the likes of Manchester City in the title race. But it remains to be seen whether the Old Trafford side will opt to get a hold of Maddison next summer.