Maddison slams door shut to Man Utd after reflecting on Leicester status

Date published: Saturday 18th April 2020 6:41

James Maddison insists he is “very, very happy” at Leicester City despite rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Maddison has been one of the star’s of Leicester’s impressive season, with the Foxes on course for Champions League qualification until the Premier League was halted in March.

His form over the past couple of seasons has led to interest from Manchester United, who continue to target promising homegrown players – and may have to make a straight choice between Maddison and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.

Their focus may have to turn towards the latter given comments from 23-year-old Maddison, who has now revealed he feels like “part of the furniture” at the King Power Stadium.

“If I think back four years ago, I was on loan at Aberdeen from Norwich and now I’m playing every week in the Premier League and that’s all I always wanted to do,” he told LCFC TV.

“Sometimes stuff like this can make you really reflect and be proud of myself that I’ve got to this level and obviously look forward now.

“It’s not ideal, but this will give us time to reflect on what’s happened, whereas normally you can only think about what’s forward because it’s the next game… where are the next points coming from?

“It’s been a whirlwind two years and I’ve loved every second of it. I feel right at home at Leicester. I feel like part of the furniture already and I love it here.

“I love the lads, I love the fans, [we’ve got] a great manager, so I’m very, very happy.”

Those comments appear to be the polar opposite to earlier indications that he was ready to move to Manchester, but will surely come as a relief to manager Brendan Rodgers, who has long insisted the player is going nowhere.



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