This Premier League Player Could Be Joining A Top Six Side
Manchester United could be set to sign Leicester’s attacking midfielder James Maddison this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to reshape the squad ahead of his first full season in charge at Old Trafford. There is a real rebuilding job for the Norwegian to undertake after the Red Devils failed to qualify for the Champions League next season, and Maddison is just one big name signing he is reportedly set to sanction.
Maddison, 22, enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season in the Premier Leaguec having joined Leicester from Norwich City last summer in a £25million deal.
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Brendan Rodgers will be looking to build his team around him next year, after he scored seven goals in 36 league games; the Northern Irishman, who like Solskjaer is preparing for his first full season in charge at the King Power Stadium, is unlikely to be willing to let his England international go on the cheap.
Interest from Tottenham, amid quotes from Christian Eriksen suggesting he could be ready to leave North London this summer, has also complicated matters somewhat.
Signing Maddison would be in line with the reported plan Solskjaer is looking to put in place. He wants to sign young, British players, with the likes of Swansea winger Dan James, Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff and West Ham’s Declan Rice have also been linked. Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is said to be their primary target this summer, though it will be tough to prize him away from the Bundesliga.
Other targets from abroad include Benfica’s Joao Felix and Ajax’s Mattijs De Ligt, but there will be a hefty amount of competition for both players from clubs who can offer Champions League football.
There will also be a huge number of outgoings at the club, too, with some big name players linked with exits. Juventus are said to be keen in re-signing Paul Pogba and could offer Paulo Dybala as part of the deal, while Romelu Lukaku is said to be a target for Antonio Conte at Inter, where he took charge this week. Atlético Madrid are also keen to lure Alexis Sanchez to the Wanda Metropolitano once Antoine Griezmann leaves this club, according to reports.