Arsenal reportedly in talks over £60m star who's been compared to Coutinho, fans should be buzzing - TBR View
Arsenal have reportedly made the first move to try and bring James Maddison to the Emirates Stadium.
According to football.london, the Gunners have proposed a player-plus-cash deal for the Leicester and England ace.
As well as Arsenal, another London club is said to have made an offer for Maddison.
And the 24-year-old – reportedly worth £60million – is believed to be Mikel Arteta’s top target this summer.
Arsenal fans should be absolutely ecstatic over these reports as Maddison would be a marquee signing for the north Londoners.
Arsenal target Maddison – the story so far
Maddison has enjoyed a swift upward trajectory to the top of the English game in recent years.
He came through the ranks at Coventry before joining Norwich for a reported £2.4million in 2016.
Two-and-a-half years later, Maddison was on the move again, joining Leicester for a reported £22.5million in 2018.
Maddison has since made 118 appearances for the Foxes, claiming 27 goals and 20 assists for the club.
His efforts have helped Leicester win the FA Cup and become an established top-six team.
The midfielder has also won one cap for England and was unlucky not to make the Euro 2020 squad.
James Maddison style of play
A Sportskeeda feature article from 2020 reads: “Maddison is a player who can energize the entire team with his style of football.
“Firstly, he is a brilliant athlete.
“Quick and strong, Maddison is able to keep up with the pace of the big league and out-muscle opponents when required.
“Secondly, the midfielder has fantastic technical ability.
“A good first touch, vision and passing accuracy is a must for any successful play-maker, and Maddison is strong in all these areas.
“His shooting range and precision must also be highlighted.”
Over the past few years, football fans have sung Maddison’s praises, comparing him to the likes of Philippe Coutinho and David Beckham.
If we're comparing James Maddison to anyone, I think he reminds me of Coutinho the most. And in the good way.— The Notorious James Thrillner 🌎 (@MichiganLfc) September 25, 2019
James Maddison reminds me of Coutinho when he first came prem. Gonna need the team built around him to hit those same heights too.— Filly 🇪🇷 (@FillyKris) September 21, 2019
James Maddison reminds me of Frank Lampard!#premierleague— Manan Shahdad (@shahdad_manan) September 24, 2019
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