Manchester United have reportedly made contact with the representatives of Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, according to reports.
The story originated from the Daily Record by Duncan Castles, who also claims that United have been quoted €35m for Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
The Reds seek a squad rebuild under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with life made that bit more difficult not having Champions League football to look forward to next season.
Maddison had a good debut campaign for Leicester after joining the club from Norwich City. He scored seven times and recorded the same amount of assists. There are enough talent and potential in him to build on that, making the starlet currently playing under Brendan Rodgers an exciting prospect signing.
The report adds that the Foxes value Maddison at around £60m and that the player himself will seek assurances about the amount of playing time he can expect under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, one would think with the number of players United are trying to get rid of this season Maddison might even be considered a starter at Old Trafford next season. He’s an exciting young homegrown player — and that’s apparently what Solskjaer wants to build his team around.
The one part about the report which has me questioning Maddion is his apparent reservations about Champions League football. He plays for f*cking Leicester City. If that’s true, he needs to come down of his high horse.
This is the transfer that will evaluate him properly as a footballer. That big step up.
United fans respond to Maddison report on Twitter
Would love him. Massive upgrade on Herrera.
— Red Devil Chronicle 🔰 (@wefollowunited) June 3, 2019
James Maddison is a Juan Mata replacement
— Adam 🔰 (@DeLigtRole) June 3, 2019
I hope that’s true
— 🇾🇪⚽Daz Turner⚽🇾🇪 (@MufcDazzler) June 3, 2019
Wouldn’t mind Maddison at United at all. If the comments about him being worried about a lack of CL football are true though I’m confused. He…he…he plays for Leicester
— Thomas Mellish (@TomMellish) June 3, 2019
Oh dear the wheels are well and truly coming off if we’re paying £60 mil for this shite never should have given ole the job will spend all this money and we’re be lucky to come 10th next year ffs #mufc #notaclue
— Dan Euston (@utdfandanx) June 3, 2019
Player 108 i have seen Manchester United linked to,since the end of the season.Whats real,and what not? 🤔🤔🤔
— Kevin Doyle (@seegertime) June 3, 2019
Let’s give them €75m for this bloke+Pepe and call it a day? @ManUtd
— Ebrahim (@Ebrahim_C) June 4, 2019
First Dybala, then Onana, then DeLigt then Maignan. Hm
— Ciaran 🃏 (@PowerSportzHall) June 3, 2019