Man Utd scouts ‘monitoring’ Leicester City star ahead of potential move

Manchester United are reportedly planning a move for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison at the end of the season.

Maddison has made an excellent start to the season under Brendan Rodgers, after an impressive first campaign in the Premier League at the Foxes following his move from Norwich.

The 22-year-old has helped propel Leicester into third in the league table, starring in an attacking midfield role.

Leicester will not want to relinquish their current position in the league and there’s no reason they can’t finish in the Champions League places this season given the lack of quality of teams around them.

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United, meanwhile, are going to struggle to finish ahead of Rodgers’ side this season after yet another disappointing draw against Arsenal on Monday night.

However, according to the Evening Standard, the Reds are scouting one of their prized assets in a hope they can eventually bring him to Old Trafford.

A line in the Standard’s report claims ‘United scouts have also been tasked with monitoring Leicester’s James Maddison ahead of a potential move at the end of the season.’

A move for Maddison seems more realistic in the summer transfer window as deals can be extremely difficult to get over the line in the winter.

However, Leicester currently have no need to sell, so United would have to pay a huge fee in order to secure the transfer.

Solskjaer should prioritise an attacking midfielder like Maddison, as well as a proven goal scoring striker in the coming transfer windows.

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