James Maddison was linked with a move to Manchester United at the start of the summer [via The Independent].

Yesterday he put in an all action display for Leicester to demonstrate why he is so highly rated.

Former United defender Viv Anderson called on Twitter for United to renew interest. Fans also made similar calls, as the MEN reported.

Maddison helped Leicester claim a 1-1 draw at Chelsea and came close to scoring a winner.

He provided the assist for Wilfried Ndidi’s header, one of three chances he created.

We wrote earlier this summer how a move for Maddison would have been one of the club’s most sensible attacking signings in years.

Maddison is also a United fan, and is only 22-years-old.

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Get ready to spend

The price quoted by The Independent this summer was £60 million.

Like with Maguire last year, United might regret not paying this already.


Now perhaps Leicester simply wouldn’t have sold two key players in one summer. They certainly showed they were hard to deal with, and will be again.

£60 million might not be enough to buy Maddison next summer, if he continues to shine in the Premier League.

A full England call up is likely, inflating his price tag, and he is still under contract at the Foxes until 2023.

Young, talented and British, he would fit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for United perfectly.

This is a deal which would be popular, but we might need Maddison to force it at his end next summer to make it easier.

Bringing in Maddison and Jadon Sancho would be perfect.

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