Rodgers reminds Maddison why Leicester is best amid Man Utd interest

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has reminded James Maddison that the King Power Stadium is a place where he can “flourish”, amid continued interest from Manchester United.

Maddison has gone from strength to strength under Brendan Rodgers and has scored important goals for his side this term, including the winner against Tottenham in September and a strike at Anfield versus Liverpool.

Consistently solid performances since arriving in the East Midlands have seen United linked with a move for the 22-year-old, who is seen as the type of young, hungry homemade talent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love in his team.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Wednesday, Rodgers maintained that Leicester is a great place for Maddison to continue to develop, as well as denying reports the midfielder is close to agreeing fresh terms with the club.

“There’s nothing to add to [the contract talk]”, the manager said. “The club hasn’t indicated anything as of yet.



“He’s a player that we very much want to keep here. He’s a very talented young player that has a lot of development to make over the coming years.

“He recognises this is a great place for him to be, and gives him that opportunity to flourish and develop.

“Anything contractual, that will be between James’ representatives and the club. For me, my job is to coach them and make them better.”

Leicester return to Premier League action on Friday when they travel to Southampton.

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