Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison “wants to join” Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News. The local newspaper claims that the 23-year-old is eager to make the switch to Old Trafford.
Reports in recent days have suggested that the Red Devils are looking to sign both Maddison and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish but the former could cost as much as £90m.
Fans on Twitter have had a mixed reaction to Maddison’s interest in moving to United, with many preferring that the club simply make a move for Grealish instead:
Here we go!
— ᒚ (@JoshTurner2_) 14 February 2020
Nah we prefer Grealish
— Ubaid Tayyib (@Obifiilms) 14 February 2020
Middison trying to sneak his way in I see
— SMOK3Y (@churchi21_) 14 February 2020
Don’t sign the new contract then .
— Daniel Nastals (@NastykalDenasty) 14 February 2020
He’s too expensive. I’d rather have Grealish
— Lee Owonikoko (@leeowonikoko) 14 February 2020
Costly and vastly overrated. Should fit right in 👍
— Phil Kerry (@philkerry27) 14 February 2020
thats very nice to hear, but wont beleive a word of it unless i hear him say it live, or at least lifting the united jersey begining of August 😉
— Edward Hughes (@xwardos) 14 February 2020
Some positive news
— KB-7 (@Cr7NeTwOrK) 14 February 2020
Lol we’re massive.
— Jay (@NotoriousManc) 14 February 2020
if hes above 60mil we should go for grealish
— Daniel🔰 (@Daniel75754286) 14 February 2020
It is believed that United haven’t finalised their list of summer transfer targets just yet but both Maddison and Grealish are names that are being considered.
The signing of Bruno Fernandes is believed to have not affected their interest in the duo either so it appears that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may well have a whole host of attacking midfielders by the start of next season.