If supporters were not aware, this statistic proves that Leicester City’s James Maddison is an elite player on a similar level to the best around, like Manchester City icon Kevin De Bruyne.
If Maddison signs another contract at Leicester, he’ll inevitably eventually depart as a club legend. The developing team would be built around the midfield extraordinaire. And LCFC would clearly be better placed to attain more silverware.
On the other hand, with the best teams about such as Man City apparently after the former Norwich City player, you couldn’t blame ‘Madders’ for having his ‘head turned’, as they say. The Blue Army would be absolutely delighted, along with slightly amazed, if he does re-sign with LCFC. But you never know!
There was a very recent and trustworthy report which stated that the east Midlands outfit has opened fresh contract talks with their Coventry-born star. In addition to that, the Foxes were described as “intensifying” the discussions, which leads us to imagine that a really testing offer is on the table for the Maddison camp.
I have said on many occasions that the athlete deserves the highest salary Leicester City Football Club has ever offered. This would perhaps be more incentive to stay as the ‘main man’. In the meantime, and sort of rubbing in just how incredible a talented Maddison really is, a stat reveals that he was the highest goalscoring midfielder in the Premier League over the previous five seasons, beginning in 2018/19. The below tweet from playmakerstats holds the information:
As you can see, the Fox is amongst some of the division’s, if not the world’s, best footballers. Madders has bagged 42 in that era, beating De Bruyne by three goals. But KDB isn’t even second to the Leicester standout: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United is next up with 41 finishes.
Finishing off the list is Southampton set-piece expert James Ward-Prowse on 35, as well as the Citizens’ Ilkay Gundogan on 32. In my opinion, if it wasn’t obvious already, Maddison’s quality now exceeds world-class to potentially generational.