Leicester: James Maddison to Arsenal saga apparently over

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James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Frank Augstein – Pool/Getty Images)

The James Maddison to Arsenal transfer saga is now apparently over for Leicester City fans. It appears that the North London club’s recruitment chief Edu will look elsewhere.

First of all it was reported that James Maddison was the subject of interest from Arsenal, to the dismay of some Blue Army members. Yet the rumour did not cause too much bother to other sections of the faithful who are upset with what is perceived as repeated immature behaviour from the midfielder.

Those incidents include diving – in his early Foxes career – ignoring COVID-19 rules at the expense of the team, playing in casinos when he’s supposedly ill and released from international football etcetera, etcetera. Nevertheless, it is widely accepted that ‘Madders’ is one of the most talented playmakers in the Premier League and hopefully Leicester stick with their maverick.

Secondly, Arsenal were confirmed to be interested in the No.10 by journalists such as Fabrizio Romano. However, a hefty apparent £80million pricetag deterred prospective bids, we are told.

Now it appears that the east Midlands side had no intention of selling to begin with and are convinced their asset will remain a Fox for the time being. Romano also states that this business will be difficult for the Gunners to complete, as per Express.

Other Leicester City news

Elsewhere in the Foxes sphere, bookmakers are again creating a link between Leicester and Manchester United winger Daniel James. This is not the initial instance in which the Welshman has been connected with a switch from Old Trafford to King Power Stadium. For the previous few campaigns, talk surrounding the Foxes and the swift wingman was prevalent.

James would potentially be a wise and promising addition for LCFC, who still need to fill their right flank if playing with “wide” options. The Wales player isn’t just fast, he can also complete neat passes, as any Man United player should be able to and has a deadly shot from both feet on his day. Unfortunately for the ex-Swansea City man and the Red Devils, that quality is not exhibited enough in their team.