Arsenal keen to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison
With the transfer season entering a very exciting stage we might witness some very interesting deals that could materialize in the next few days. As per recent reports, Arsenal FC is interested to bring Leicester City FC midfielder James Maddison on board. Manager Mikel Arteta is keen to get this deal confirmed at the earliest. Arsenal FC has already confirmed the deals of Portuguese full-back Nuno Tavares and is certain to sign Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White for 50 million pounds.
Could James Maddison be a major contributor in the midfield for the Gunners?
Why the Gunners are showing interest in James Maddison? Arsenal FC has intended to pack up its defence and midfield so as to create a bench strength of younger players who can provide value keeping in mind a longer process and players who can add fuel with surplus returns. The Gunners have also shown interest in Lille FC midfielder Renato Sanches but he could be swapped only if Lille could get profitable returns. Maddison has showcased his effortless organization as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder and at the left wing which will provide a combination of attacking flair and creativity.
The 25-year-old can outrun the opposition’s defence with his electric pace and lightning-quick counterattacks. The midfielder can build attacks with his clever distribution and smart one-touch passes. Maddison is known for his wily technical trickery and can set the pace with his clever link-ups. The former Norwich City FC player can create opportunities with his skillful movements from difficult positions and is a box to box midfielder. Maddison is equally skillful with his ability to score goals during open play and with his coordinated counterattacks. The 25-year-old scored 8 goals in 31 Premier League games last season with 5 assists to his name and netted 2 goals in 6 Europa League games.
Maddison played a vital role in Leicester City’s 5th placed finish last season in the Premier League. Although the midfielder had signed a contract with the foxes till 2024 Arsenal higher functionaries believe they can bring him to the table for negotiation. Arsenal higher authorities would definitely try to fancy their chances that could add value and long term productivity to the squad.