Manchester United favourites to sign 22-year-old English playmaker

Ruben Hill
June 4, 2019

They were able to price United out of a move for Maguire last summer and are confident of doing the same again with Maddison, who is under contract until 2023. And that's precisely why he would be an incredibly smart signing.

Leicester are under no pressure to sell the England under-21 global, who has only spent one season at the King Power Stadium, and would demand a large fee before allowing him to leave.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is readying himself for a massive summer overhaul of his Manchester United side following the massively disappointing end to the Premier League campaign.

The attacking midfielder shone in his debut Premier League season after moving from Norwich City last summer.

Maddison showed this season he can be an upgrade on Jesse Lingard, and at £60 million, while costly, it could turn out to be a solid investment.

Leicester won the race and he has been a revelation in the top-flight and it appears only a matter of time before he is plying his trade for one of English football's biggest clubs.

United could look to take a gamble on bringing in a player from overseas, but as seen with Fred, it's a gamble.

There had previously been little substantive to work with in the case of Maddison, but the Independent have reported that United have made "early contact" with the Foxes' hierarchy over a potential move, with a fee touted in the region of £60m - nearly treble what they paid for him less than 12 months ago. James Maddison would not come cheap, but he would be a key attacker for the Red Devils, who could grow to be one of the best players in the league.

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