Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly planning to sign Leicester City star James Maddison next summer, and they have apparently tabled an offer of £80million for the player.
Maddison has been performing all the right sounds in the Premier League over the past few seasons and his performances have led to a lot of transfer consideration.
Liverpool and Tottenham were interested in a summer transfer deal.
Meanwhile, The Times claims that the England international” ticks a lot of boxes” in terms of what Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for in the transfer market.
He is one of the top young talents in the Premier League at the moment and the Red Devils are very hopeful of signing him in 2020 July.
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Meanwhile, The Times also reports that Solskjaer is a big admirer of Maddison’s confidence and creativity, which is why the club have made him one of the priority transfer targets for next summer.
At the same time, he is just 22 years of age right now, which means that he has the added boost of surely having his best years ahead of him.
United are yet to find a replacement for Ander Herrera, whereas Paul Pogba is injured at the moment. The Red Devils’ current starting line-up involves Juan Mata, Fred and Nemanja Matic, all of who are yet to create an impact in the midfield.
Throwing more than £50 million would be a huge mistake by Man United as they will need their funds in the coming transfer 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.