It appears like James Maddison is going to leave Leicester this summer. According to sources, players are refusing to sign a new deal and name the club that is most likely to secure him. The 26-year-old has established himself as one of the elites of the country’s attacking midfielders in recent times. Having 9 goals and 5 assists to his name this season, Maddison has been a primary figure in the battle of the Foxes to avoid the drop.
Nevertheless, his deal at the King Power Stadium is all set to expire in 2004. While Leicester is desperate to include Maddison in the new deal, he has until now spurned their approaches. Thus, many sides are keeping tabs on his situation. He has been linked to a move last summer by Newcastle with a side of Eddie Howe two bids- the second worth around £50 million, being rejected by Leicester.
However, they are only far from the one side in the mix for his signature. Tottenham Hotspur has a long-standing interest in Maddison, while Arsenal has been noted as the potential suitor, this week. Nevertheless, it appears like the move is certain. The Foxes are expecting to lose Youri Tielemans on a free transfer. Also, losing Maddison at the same time is going to be tough and Leicester can’t afford to repeat the same with Maddison.
Graeme Bailey has revealed that Maddison is going to move on this summer. He also reckons a move to Newcastle United seems the most likely outcome, especially if the Magpies obtain a top-four finish. Bailey said that Leicester City is fighting for James Maddison but the reality is that the club realizes they are just fighting a losing battle.