'Sensational': Manager raves about £60m man for weekend display, amid reports Arsenal want him this summer
Arsenal are thought to be keen on signing Leicester City midfielder, James Maddison, this summer and Brendan Rodgers has sung his praises this weekend.
Maddison has been on Arsenal’s radar for some time now. The links go all the way back to last summer, while reports just last month claimed both Spurs and the Gunners were keeping tabs on the Foxes midfielder. Leicester are thought to want around £60m to even consider selling him.
Leicester hammered Watford today, with Maddison a key figure in the victory alongside Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy. And speaking after the game, Foxes manager Rodgers explained he was thrilled with Maddison’s display.
“I thought the attacking part of our game was outstanding. James Maddison’s quality was sensational – his passing, his delivery, work rate was very good. We had that intensity. We were penetrating. We talked before about making more runs in behind,” Rodgers told the BBC.
Leicester are thought to be facing a fight to keep hold of a number of players this summer. Maddison is one of them, while Your Tielemans is also another player who is said to be a wanted man.
TBR’s View: James Maddison Would Improve Arsenal, Despite Their Current Talent
Arsenal might have a lot of attacking midfield talent on the books already but James Maddison would improve the Gunners no end.
Maddison is a top player and if he can have a good start to next season, he might even be knocking on the door of the England squad for Qatar.
Rodgers is right to praise his man after today. While Watford were poor, Maddison was a cut above at times and his passing, touch, and finishing was right on point. Leicester are right to demand around £60m if they are to sell him Arsenal or Tottenham. But even then, they’d have a job replacing him.
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