Another £80 million deal? Manchester United keen to sign up Premier League midfielder Maddison
Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward is ready to raid Leicester again this January for midfielder James Maddison.
Maddison has been making all the right noises in the Premier League over the past few seasons and his performances have led to a lot of transfer speculation that the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham were interested in a summer transfer deal.
However, both were not willing to match the high asking price that Leicester had placed on the head of Maddison, which is believed to be around £60 million, and that meant that Maddison had to stay put for at least another season.
However, The playmaker has been in fine form for the Foxes at the beginning of this season and was one of their star men last year as well, and reports suggest Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as well as Woodward see Maddison as the perfect acquisition.
The ESPN claim United will make a bid for the former Norwich man in January although they expect no deal will materialise until next summer.
Maddison is expected to cost similar to the £80million the Red Devils splurged on Harry Maguire during the summer transfer window, a fee that many believe may be too much for the now England International.
Maddison has already showed glimpses of why he is so highly rated in the Premier League by many of the Leagues best clubs, but United need more of a big named player than someone that still needs a good few years of developing.
Splashing more than £50 million would be a massive mistake by United as they will need their funds in the coming windows to help improve other areas of the pitch, but if they can get him for anything less than that, he may be a good buy.
Solskjaer doesn’t have the squad to challenge for that Premier League title just yet, but signing Maddison will not help the side enough to get back into the habit of winning things, he is just a decent player in a good side.