Leicester’s stance on selling Maddison will please fans

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Leicester City supporters will be extremely pleased with the Foxes’ supposed stance on selling James Maddison in January, especially with Newcastle United lurking.

We now seem to know more about Newcastle’s pursuit of Maddison over the summer; it appears to be fairly common knowledge that the Leicester star is wanted by the Magpies. Most reports now claim that two bids – the figures offered felt derisively low at the time, if accurate – were made for the Fox. Thankfully, LCFC rejected both.

Although, Newcastle are still heavily linked with admiration for the 26-year-old. But, due to apparent worries of relegation, the east Midlands team are opposed to relinquishing their prized asset in the new year. This update, if true, will delight Leicester fans.

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Leicester City boss’s pre-Newcastle United press conference

Talking of Newcastle, Leicester play the Geordies on Boxing Day, as I am sure you know. Monday afternoon’s clash is both teams’ initial return to the Premier League since the break for the World Cup. The presser was the first time Foxes Manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken to journalists in six weeks. As is typical, quite an array of topics were discussed.

First of all, the Northern Irishman was asked about the status of playmaker extraordinaire and England squad member James Maddison. Maddison’s fitness will be assessed prior to the Newcastle match. In addition to that information, Rodgers also said that he would have liked the midfielder to have been given minutes by Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate. However, the LCFC gaffer believes the experience in Qatar and motivation to remain in the national group is invaluable to his player.

Secondly, and possibly most importantly for the Blue Army, Rodgers revealed that the club are looking at a couple of areas to strengthen during the January transfer window. The fullback positions, specifically the lefthand side, and rightwing roles were mentioned. The head coach of the King Power outfit appeared to suggest an increased amount of funding is available for new recruits, rather than the smaller summer budget.

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More injury news was subsequently covered; you can read about sidelined Foxes by clicking this link. Finally, the press inquired about the warm-weather training camp. Rodgers reiterated that it ‘was consolidating and reintroducing the football idea’, alongside tactical refinement.