Man Utd interest sees Leicester rush through new deal for £60m star

Date published: Monday 9th December 2019 10:44

James Maddison; Ben Chilwell TEAMtalk

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is reportedly very close to penning a fresh contract at the King Power Stadium, amid strong interest from Manchester United.

After contributing 12 goals and a large number of assists in 51 Premier League appearances for the Foxes, the 23-year-old has been linked with the likes of United, Liverpool and Tottenham.

But talkSPORT states that Maddison is ready to sign a new long-term contract with the East Midlands outfit in the very near future, with Leicester currently Liverpool’s closest challengers in this season’s title race.

While Maddison, who is rated at £60million, still has over three-and-a-half years left on his existing deal, Leicester are seemingly ready to reward the former Norwich City man for his recent impressive form.

The England playmaker is said to be very keen on putting pen to paper after watching Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers commit his future to the club only last week.

Maddison was again instrumental as Leicester closed to within eight points of leaders Liverpool after winning 4-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers revealed what it meant to him and his players to win their eighth-straight league match, and put the league on notice by suggesting his side can get even better.

 

A Jamie Vardy brace and goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans lifted the Foxes to victory once more as Dean Smith’s Villa succumbed to relentless pressure.

The visitors looked threatening all afternoon and could’ve ramped the score up even higher had they been more clinical in their finishing at times.

Speaking to the BBC following the match, Rodgers spoke of the historic run his side are currently on. Read more…

 

 

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