As per a report from the Mirror, following the addition of Harry Maguire, Manchester United are now eyeing former Leicester City teammate James Maddison, too.
Maddison, a 22-year-old attacking midfielder, only made the move to the King Power Stadium last summer, 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 over the course of the season was the following statistic:
James Maddison created the most chances (100) and scored more direct free-kicks (3) than any other player during the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Does those sort of stats remind you of anyone? 🎯 pic.twitter.com/f5YnhtKMKX
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 3, 2019
Man United keen
Maddison’s creative streak, meanwhile, has since carried into the beginning of the new season, with 2 assists in Leicester’s first 3 outings.
And, as per the aforementioned report from the Mirror, his stellar form at the King Power has certainly not gone unnoticed amongst the heavyweights of the Premier League.
Manchester United are said to be extremely keen on Maddison’s signature. After securing Harry Maguire’s arrival from Leicester for a record-breaking fee this summer, the Red Devils are now readying a 2nd raid on the Foxes, for Maddison.
This would come in the form of a January proposal. The Leicester brass, though, are expected to knock back any advances until next summer.
The Mirror add that the Foxes would be likely to demand a fee similar to the £80 million brought in for Maguire.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 24, 2019