James Maddison has signed a new four-year deal with Leicester – Athletic

A recent report from England has claimed that James Maddison has penned a new deal at Leicester City.

Maddison’s Leicester stint

Maddison joined Leicester in the summer of 2018 from Norwich City.

The Foxes are believed to have paid around £22.5m for the midfielder, a fee which may have seemed fairly steep at the time – given the fact that Maddison had zero English top-flight experience to his name.

However, Maddison would go on to prove his doubters wrong during his debut Premier League campaign.

The now-23-year-old scored seven and assisted seven in 37 league outings in 2018/19, whilst also creating the most goalscoring chances in the Premier League (100).

The attack-minded midfielder then started the current season in similarly impressive fashion, earning his first senior England call-up in November of 2019.

James Maddison celebrates Leicester winner vs Spurs

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: James Maddison of Leicester City (L) celebrates as he scores his team’s second goal with Demarai Gray during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Maddison commits to Leicester

Such exploits, though, inevitably attracted interest from some of England’s top sides.

Manchester United were one club heavily linked, with it even claimed at one point that Maddison wanted a transfer to Old Trafford.

However, over recent months, whether it be down to the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, or COVID-19 impacting the club’s finances, United’s links to Maddison have faded away somewhat.

And now, as mentioned above, it seems as though Leicester have managed to tie Maddison down to a new deal.

Maddison’s current contract is due to expire in 2023.

However, as per The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who also mentions Manchester United’s interest in the former Norwich man, Maddison has signed a new deal, tieing him down at the King Power for the next four years.

The contract will reportedly see Maddison earn £110,000-a-week.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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