Leicester journalist says little chance of Maddison signing new deal

Leicester City's English midfielder James Maddison (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's English midfielder James Maddison (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s English midfielder James Maddison (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester Mercury Journalist Jordan Blackwell claims there is little chance of James Maddison re-signing with Leicester City from what he understands. This news will be devastating for the Blue Army.

I’ve said it before: Maddison should have already been granted the highest paid contract a Fox has ever had and the future side should be built around him. That much is obvious for serious fans of the Leicestershire club. What a player!

Unfortunately, with his current agreement ending in summer 2024, there is a possibility that the midfielder might not be on Filbert Way for that much longer. The LCFC hierarchy are said to be conducting negotiations with the England international and his representatives.

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But no progress has been made, according to recent reports. And Blackwell has revealed that a new contract is unlikely:

"Q: What are the chances that Maddison signs this new contract and could it be stipulated that he gets the captaincy as part of his deal?A: Everything I’ve heard on Maddison over the past few months suggested there was little chance of him signing a new contract."

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In addition to his thoughts and insight on a host of Foxes matters during the question and answer sessions with supporters of the east Midlands team, Blackwell also spoke of the potential of losing Maddison and how large a fee could be expected if the unimaginable did transpire. Basically, the writer revealed that if Leicester decided to sell ‘Madders’ in the summer, they would entertain between £50million and £60m.

Now, like myself, upon first impression you may perhaps have found that hypothetical figure to be very low. And that fee would be less than the former Norwich City and Coventry City man’s skills are worth. Drastically. However, Maddison only has little over one-year remaining before his existing deal expires. Sadly.

Therefore, the Foxes might have to sell in order not to lose the playmaker extraordinaire for free. LCFC wouldn’t be able to obtain an appropriate price because of the lapsing agreement.

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I agree with Blackwell’s assessment that Maddison would ordinarily be valued at around £100m if he had more than a potential single season left at King Power Stadium. Jack Grealish’s transfer to Manchester City from Aston Villa was cited by the journo’ as relevant comparatively.