As per a report from the Manchester Evening News, Leicester City star James Maddison has given the green light to a summer transfer to Manchester United.
Maddison, a 23-year-old attacking midfielder, made the move to the King Power Stadium in the summer of 2018, on the back of a stellar campaign in the Championship with Norwich City.
And, despite his lack of Premier League experience, the Coventry youth product subsequently went on to take to the rigours of top-flight football like a duck to water.
Maddison played a crucial role in Leicester’s top-half finish, starting in all but 3 of the Foxes’ Premier League outings.
He also racked up a none-too-shabby 7 goals and 7 assists in the league alone, with the midfielder’s wicked set-piece delivery and free-kick prowess having lit up the King Power throughout the campaign.
Perfectly showcasing just how impressive a creative outlet Maddison proved in 2018/19 was the fact that he created more chances than any other player in the Premier League last season.
Maddison’s creative streak has since carried into the opening half of the new season, too, with 14 direct goal contributions.
The English international’s form has proven crucial to Leicester’s surprise run to 3rd in the Premier League table.
And it is this consistent excellence which has inevitably led to links between the midfielder and some of England’s top clubs.
The outfit most persistently-touted as a potential destination, to this point, have been Manchester United.
Despite the Red Devils having secured Bruno Fernandes’ signature last month, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. are still thought to be on the lookout for creative reinforcements this summer.
Maddison, along with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, meanwhile, have been named as United’s key midfield targets.
And, as per the aforementioned report from the Manchester Evening News this afternoon, their pursuit of the former looks to have been handed a major boost, by none other than Maddison himself.
Sources close to the Leicester star are said to have informed the MEN that Maddison ‘would have been at United years ago’ if it was up to him.
As such, if the Old Trafford giants do move ahead with a big-money summer swoop for the 23-year-old, a transfer could well come to fruition.