A report in the English media on Monday has claimed Leicester are set to announce James Maddison has put pen to paper on a fresh contract.
Maddison’s Leicester stint
Maddison joined Leicester in the summer of 2018 from Norwich City.
The Foxes are believed to have paid around £22.5m for the midfielder, a fee which may have seemed fairly steep at the time – given the fact that Maddison had zero English top-flight experience to his name.
However, Maddison would go on to prove his doubters wrong during his debut Premier League campaign.
The now-23-year-old scored seven and assisted seven in 37 league outings in 2018/19, whilst also creating the most goalscoring chances in the Premier League (100).
The attack-minded midfielder then started the current season in similarly impressive fashion, earning his first senior England call-up in November of 2019.
Maddison’s 2019/20 campaign was cut short due to injury, but he still played a key role in helping Leicester secure a Europa League berth for the forthcoming season.
Maddison set for new deal
Maddison’s impressive stint in the Premier League, coupled with the fact he is young and English, inevitably attracted interest from some top outfits.
However, those links appear to have faded recently with it now looking likely Maddison will be plying his trade at the King Power for at least another year.
Maddison is currently tied down to Leicester until 2023.
But as per a report from the Telegraph on Monday:
Leicester City are set to confirm that James Maddison has signed a new long-term contract.
It is understood that Maddison has committed to a four-year extension with an announcement expected later on Monday.
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