Jamie Redknapp has claimed in his Daily Mail column that Leicester City star James Maddison is better off staying at the King Power Stadium, despite being linked with a move to the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Maddison has been loosely linked with Spurs over the past 12 months, after impressing at Leicester City following his £25million move (Telegraph) from Norwich City in 2018. He scored in Leicester’s 2-1 win over Spurs on Saturday.
Interestingly, TalkSPORT claimed last week that both Tottenham and Manchester United are huge admirers of Maddison, who is yet to earn an England cap, despite having a hand in 18 goals during his 45 appearances for Leicester.
Former Tottenham midfielder considered where Maddison is best-placed to grow as a footballer, and he believes remaining at Leicester under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers will bring the best out of Maddison – instead of a move to Spurs.
“I bumped into James Maddison recently and we got talking. He is confident but not cocky or arrogant, which is what you want. He is determined, too,” Redknapp said. “Maddison told me he wants to add goals to his game, and what a finish on Saturday.
“I still find it staggering that the midfielder has yet to be capped for England, but that should change soon. Maddison will only get better for Leicester. He has the perfect boss in Brendan Rodgers to work under.”
TBR’s view – Redknapp is right, but Maddison leaving is inevitable
He is not going to spend the rest of his career at Leicester, that is a given. The impressive no.10 has the talent to reach the top of the game, not only in the Premier League but also in the Champions League and at international level.
Staying at Leicester is key for at least until the end of the season. Perhaps, he could do with this season and the next one at Leicester. But surely he will not remain much longer than the next two seasons with the Foxes – and Spurs must remain vigilant.