Will James Maddison leave Leicester amid strong interest from EPL rival?

According to the 90min, James Maddison, a midfielder for Leicester City, is the target of a summer swoop by Arsenal.

26-year-old James Maddison transferred from Norwich City to the Foxes in 2018 for almost £22 million.

The midfielder has shown off his skills in the English Premier League over the past few years since transferring to the King Power Stadium, solidifying his place in the starting lineup for the East Midlands club.

Maddison’s current contract has 18 months remaining, and he has not yet decided to extend it with Brandan Rodgers’ team.

Therefore, it looks Mikel Arteta is trying to take advantage of the midfielder’s uncertain future at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester are reportedly making a lot of effort to persuade the midfielder to commit his long-term future to the team, but Maddison is reportedly reluctant to sign an extension because he wants to play in Europe.

According to the article, Arsenal is reportedly interested in acquiring the gifted midfielder and is keeping an eye on his personal circumstances in preparation for a potential summer transfer.

It won’t be simple for the Gunners to get Maddison, though, as Manchester City and Newcastle United are expected to compete for his services.

If Maddison doesn’t agree to a new contract in the upcoming months, Leicester may try to sell the £49 million-plus Transfermarkt-priced England international at the end of the current campaign.

If Arsenal can negotiate a deal for Maddison at the end of the season, it would be a fantastic acquisition and would undoubtedly bolster the midfield unit.

Arteta wants to improve his midfield options for the upcoming season, but it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will make a formal offer for Maddison or choose to pursue other targets.

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