James Maddison will reportedly be the ‘first out of the door’ at Leicester City this summer amid interest from Arsenal, Newcastle and Spurs.
Leicester will overhaul their squad this summer and it is only a matter of time before Maddison secures himself a move back to the Premier League.
The England international has arguably been Leicester’s best player for the past few seasons. He grabbed ten goals and nine assists in the league this term.
According to The Mirror, the 26-year-old ‘will lead the Leicester exodus this summer with a queue of Premier League clubs ready to snap him up’. They add.
‘Tottenham, Newcastle and Arsenal are among the clubs eyeing up the England midfielder who could go for around £40m because he only has a year left on his current contract.
‘Leicester are likely to value him for more than £50m and will have to hope there is a bidding war for his signature to drive up his value as they look to sell some of their biggest stars following their relegation to the Championship.
‘Maddison, 26, is set to be the first out of the door with Newcastle long admirers and their sporting director Dan Ashworth was even at Leicester’s defeat to Liverpool this month.
‘Tottenham are also interested as they look to improve their midfield options while Arsenal are keeping tabs but their No1 transfer target is Declan Rice and may not move for Maddison unless they can offload and then look to strengthen.’
Leicester may also ‘have to sell’ Harvey Barnes and Wilfried Ndidi. This is while Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey, Ryan Bertrand, Papy Mendy, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans are all set to leave when their contracts expire next month.
Man Utd have also been mentioned as a potential destination for Maddison, but Louis Saha does not think he would play “week in, week out” at Old Trafford.
“I have a lot of respect for James Maddison and it’s a shame to see him playing in this current Leicester City side that have really struggled this season,” Saha told Betfred.
“As a Manchester United fan, I want the club to have players that have full confidence in themselves and I believe James is a player that could have an impact at the club.
“He’s a top player but I’m not sure he’s a player that will play for Manchester United week in, week out. That’s the only question mark around this move.”
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