With the winter transfer around the corner, Manchester United is all set to get it Leicester midfielder
Manchester United is all set to rope in Leicester’s James Maddison however, there might be a slight difficulty with big transfer not concluding in January.
Maddison has been on the Red Devil’s radar for a long time as the United are short of players in midfield with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba currently out injured. They even missed out on the 19 year old Erling Haaland who moved to Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg for around €20m (£17m).
The club chiefs are eyeing at players who can prove worth to the team and Maddison fills the shoes aptly, considering few facts like his age, his football skills, and that he is a young English player who can create chances for others to get into the game.
However, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers has clearly put out words saying that no players will be sold in the January transfer window unless the club wishes to do so. This sums up that how difficult it is even for biggies like United to get deals during the winter market, despite being funds available with Ole Solskjaer, it won’t be easy to get a quality player like Maddison in January
What also remains the clue is would Maddison want to make the move before summer? Leicester is on the safer side, for now, to get in the Champions League and hence he may decide to stay, which will open doors for his Euro 2020 opportunities with England
According to the former Foxes defender Matt Elliott, Leicester should not be worried by United’s interest in Maddison.
“Yes, of course, it’s vital for any team to keep your best players but I don’t think it’s anything that unduly worries the Leicester City manager and the board,” Elliott told Sky Sports News.
“Maddison is a top-class player, of course, he is, but he’s still in the development stage and I don’t think he’s in any mad rush to be leaving Leicester City.
“Who would? Even if the big boys come in and make huge offers Leicester is not in a situation where they need to sell.
“They have the financial backing, they have the progress they’re making, and they have the platform for the players to go and showcase themselves so I don’t think it’s anything that unduly worries Leicester City.”