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Odds slashed on Man Utd signing Premier League playmaker in January

The odds on Leicester City playmaker James Maddison signing for Manchester United in the January transfer window have been cut by bookmakers.

Maddison is impressing in his second season at the King Power Stadium and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The Guardian suggests United will make a move for Maddison and Leicester team-mate Ben Chilwell in a double swoop potentially costing £130 million.

Singling out Maddison, who has become one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League having scored four goals and provided three assists already this campaign, he’s definitely a player capable of helping United’s struggles in the final third creating chances.

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Not something I’d consider excite-worthy, but the odds on the prospect of Maddison making a mid-season switch to United have been slashed ahead of the January transfer window. The odds from bookmakers have been cut in half, or more, with odds being cut from 6/1 into as short as 11/4.

Maddison’s club post-January transfer window:

Manchester United 11/4

Liverpool 10/1

Arsenal 16/1

Tottenham 20/1

Man City 25/1

Real Madrid 40/1

As per Leicester Mercury, Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “It’s a little surprise Manchester United are circling around the imperious Maddison considering their chronic lack of creativity, and it’s hard to imagine the 22-year-old wouldn’t immediately improve the side.

“However, with a top-four finish a genuine possibility for Leicester this season, Brendan Rodgers will be unwilling to sell his star man to relegation-threatened United.”

Relegation threatened? It’s October and we’ve just had another break for internationals. 

United are two points ahead of the drop zone which is obviously far from ideal and very embarrassing, but talk of relegation will soon be laughed at…

I just can’t see that happening. 

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