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Leicester line up Manchester United star to replace James Maddison

Leicester City are lining up a move for Jesse Lingard if James Maddison leaves the club this summer, according to reports. Lingard is back at Manchester United and has featured heavily in pre-season.

Arsenal are said to be interested in Maddison this summer and should Leicester part ways with the attacking midfielder, it’s believed that Brendan Rodgers will try to replace him with Lingard.

That’s according to Football London, who claims that negotiations between Leicester and Arsenal for Maddison are ‘very slow’ and like ‘a game of chess’.

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Lingard, who missed last week’s win over Everton due to a positive COVID-19 test, enjoyed a stellar second half of the campaign under David Moyes at West Ham.

The 28-year-old scored nine goals and assisted a further four in just 16 appearances, earning him a recall to the England camp in March before being named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad for this summer’s European Championship.

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3 responses to “Leicester line up Manchester United star to replace James Maddison”

  1. John says:

    The same Maddison, Leicester refused to sell to Man Utd. No chance, unless they swap with Wilfred Ndidi.

  2. Alex Holton says:

    Lingard is a top, top player. Why would Manchester United sell him to a top 4 rival? That could definately come back to bite us. If United are serious about challenging then we need a very strong squad. Just look at Manchester City’s squad. He should be offered a new contract at United as he was the best player in the league when on loan at West Ham. Football is most definately a squad game now.

  3. Destiny says:

    They should sell him to wolves instead.