Leicester injuries: Maddison’s England return date

James Maddison of England and Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
James Maddison of England and Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /
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James Maddison of England and Leicester City (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Following England manager Gareth Southgate’s update, Foxes of Leicester discuss Leicester City star James Maddison’s Three Lions return date.

The World Cup is off to a diverting and gripping start. In the latest news, it looks as though LCFC goalkeeper Danny Ward will now step up for his country. Unfortunately for Wales No.1 Wayne Hennessey, his red card offers the Fox a deserved chance to shine for the Red Dragons on football’s greatest stage.

In the meantime, Nampalys Mendy is in the Senegal starting lineup as they take on host nation Qatar in Group A. The Senegalese require a win as Ecuador and Netherlands lead the table.

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A huge game then awaits England and the United States of Group B on Friday evening. The Three Lions contest will likely not feature Leicester’s Maddison. This update is not just a disappointment for the player but an anticlimax for adoring fans around the world longing to see the midfielder compete in the most distinguished footballing tournament on earth.

‘Madders’ missed the victory over Iran, and England boss Gareth Southgate appeared to confirm the news that the former Norwich City man remains unavailable prior the USMNT match. Although, all is not lost, as the gaffer revealed another interesting piece of information at his press conference. As per Nizaar Kinsella of Evening Standard, Southgate hopes the playmaker will return for the Wales match on Tuesday.

Leicester City transfer talk

Foxes of Leicester would also like to quickly discuss the latest rumour concerning a potential upcoming signing for the east Midlands team. According to a story carried by Leicester Mercury, the King Power club ‘are said to be closely watching Attila Szalai’.

Now, this is not the initial link with the Fenerbahce defender so it’ll be interesting to see if anything happens in January, yet the end of the season feels more feasible. Other Premier League sides are are supposedly interested in the 24-year-old: West Ham United, along with Newcastle United.

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By all accounts, Szalai has been on top form in 2022/23. Although his current contract ends in 2025, the Hungary international apparently craves a switch to England in the near future.