James Maddison’s new contract is one of the most crucial pieces of business Leicester City could have done before next season. But who are the club’s highest earners?
There is no reason why Leicester City can’t now improve even further and attain a top four place in next season’s Premier League. They can also have a serious run at winning a domestic cup, or further 2020’s achievement. The Europa League also offers a chance for silverware; the Foxes will need to strengthen slightly to truly compete for that – but it is a distinct possibility.
Retaining the upper echelon of squad members is something as vital to the East Midlanders’ cause, as wisely using the transfer market. Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu have apparently been in negotiations for fresh deals since the international outbreak of COVID-19.
Where James Maddison’s new deal places him among Leicester City elite
Most observers with any footballing nous whatsoever would understand Maddison deserved to be a top earner on Filbert Way. Mainly because it’s the only way to feasibly ensure the former Norwich City man remains a Fox. In fact, the midfielder now apparently draws the third highest wage at the King Power club.
Only Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel receive more per week than the current England international: Vardy, £140,000 pw; Schmeichel, £130,000 pw. To see how the rest of the roster lines up, click here.