Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison says he has ambitions of playing at the top level but stopped short of saying that he is looking to leave the Foxes.
Reports last month suggested that Manchester United were considering an £80m swoop for the 22-year-old in the January transfer window, but the playmaker says he is prepared to be patient and work his way to the top:
“I want to play at the highest level my ability will allow me to. I like to think I’ve my head screwed on with the transfers I’ve made. I’ve played League One, in Scotland, the Championship and the Premier League. I worked my way up.”
Considering United’s lack of creativity in the opening four games of the Premier League season, Maddison would certainly be a player that could add the extra spark that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team need.
However, there are other interested clubs, and his price tag is likely to be a major stumbling block. As United found in their negotiations for Harry Maguire, the Foxes drive a hard bargain, and the Red Devils may believe there are other midfielders on the market that are better value for money.