Manchester United will try to sign James Maddison
According to the Times on Monday, Man United hope to sign James Maddison from Leicester City.
Readers are told the following by reporter Paul Hirst:
Manchester United will test Leicester City’s resolve to keep hold of James Maddison by launching a bid for the attacking midfielder next summer.
The United manager wants to rebuild his team with a young, hungry, British core and Maddison ticks all three boxes.
United hope Maddison will follow Maguire to Old Trafford https://t.co/G8jk2lwB8g
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) September 16, 2019
What’s James Maddison’s contract situation at Leicester?
James Maddison joined Leicester from Norwich City in June 2018.
The Foxes shelled out 20 million pounds on the attacking midfielder.
Maddison signed a five-year deal to play at the King Power Stadium, and he still has three-and-a-half years to run on that deal.
Accordingly, one suspects that Leicester are in a strong position with regard to retaining Maddison.
Leicester’s Maddison price tag revealed
It feels clear that Man United will have to pay a premium to lure Maddison from Leicester.
With regards to a possible price tag, the Times report:
United would likely have to pay in excess of three times that amount for Leicester to even consider selling Maddison, who has recently broken into the England squad.
Put another way, Man United will need to pay at least 60 million pounds for Maddison.
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Would Maddison want to play for Man United?
This issue isn’t directly dealt with in the Times report.
However, the assumption is that Maddison would consider a move to Man United as a step up in his career.
Leicester, of course, just sold Harry Maguire to Man United last summer.
Man United 1 – Leicester 0
On Saturday at Old Trafford, Man United beat Leicester 1-0.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.