Man City Looking To Beat Tottenham To Signature Of £60m-valued Star – Reports

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According to Football Insider, Manchester City are looking to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Leicester City playmaker James Maddison this summer.

It was reported earlier this week that the North London club have made an enquiry about signing the former Norwich City man from Leicester this summer.

The report adds further that an enquiry for the signing of Maddison has been made with Football Insider quoting a fee in the region of £60million to lure the 22-year-old away from King Power Stadium this summer.

Selling Maddison, who has seven goals and seven assists across 36 appearances in all outings this past season, would represent a huge £37.5million profit on the player who joined Leicester City in a deal understood to be worth £22m, according to the Independent.

Manchester City head-coach Pep Guardiola is reportedly a said to be a huge admirer of the England U21 international whose technicality and ability to create chances in tight conditions and score goals, has attracted a top host side for his signature.

The attacking-midfielder, who can also be deployed as a central-midfielder as well as in the left-midfield role, who is also one of the leading target for Mauricio Pochettino this summer as the Argentine would be keen on bolstering the core of his team in order to remain at the top level next season.

Also according to Football Insider, there is also an interest from Arsenal, but the Gunners’ 4-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Europa League final which was ended their hope of Champions League football return for next season has ultimately ruled them out in the race of Maddison signature this summer.

That being said, Manchester City and Tottenham are going to be the best placed of Maddison’s interest as the two sides can offer him Champions League football.

But when one thinks about how Riyad Mahrez’s move from Leicester City to Man City transpired, it’s hard to see the England U21 following suit this summer.

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Author: chris darwen