James Maddison has revealed that he wants to play at the ‘highest level’ he possibly can amid talk of a potential switch from Leicester to Manchester United.
Maddison has impressed since joining the Foxes from Norwich in 2018, forcing himself into Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
The 22-year-old was widely linked with a move to United over the summer and Maddison has not yet ruled out a future move to Old Trafford.
The free-kick specialist has now revealed his targets for the rest of his playing career, and how he has managed to work his way into England’s top flight.
He told the Daily Mirror: “I want to play at the highest level my ability will allow me to.
“I like to think I’ve my head screwed on with the transfers I’ve made.
“I’ve played League One, in Scotland, the Championship and the Premier League.
“I worked my way up.”
Maddison’s former Leicester team-mate Danny Simpson, meanwhile, believes that the youngster could join United over the coming seasons.
Simpson said when asked about a possible transfer on Sky’s Goals on Sunday last month: “Yeah. He, for me, is world class.
“I think people are speaking right now but honestly I think for an English player as well, honestly he’s world class and he’s only going to get better and better.
“He’s that good, honestly. Honestly, he’s got it all.
“He’s quick in his mind so I think he doesn’t need to have blistering pace running past people because he’s clever and he thinks before everyone else.
“He gets in them little pockets, gets into the right spaces, he’s kind of got eyes in the back of his head.
“The way he receives the ball and turns and puts defenders on the back foot.”
Maddison was an unused sub during England’s 4-0 thumping of Bulgaria at Wembley on Saturday, and will be hoping to make his debut against Kosovo at Southampton on Tuesday night.
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