Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City, has cleared the air regarding James Maddison’s possible transfer to Newcastle. Newcastle will be wasting their time pursuing James Maddison, according to Rodgers.
Leicester City’s manager intends to keep the English midfielder even after the January transfer window closes. Maddison is on the mend after suffering a knee injury during the World Cup in Qatar.
Newcastle has been pursuing Maddison since the summer, according to some media reports. Newcastle are currently in the top four of the Premier League standings and are looking to strengthen its squad even further.
Despite having tried to include Maddison in their squad twice this summer, Newcastle remains interested in him. In the current Premier League season, he has seven goals and four assists.
James Maddison provides an update ahead of the match against Newcastle
On December 26, Leicester City will face Newcastle. Since the Premier League resumes after more than a month, football fans are already eagerly awaiting the much-anticipated game.
Leicester City are 13th in the table, having won five games and lost eight in fifteen encounters. The biggest plus for the Premier League club is that they have won four of their last five games.
Leicester City’s management has confirmed that they will not do anything with James Maddison in the January transfer window. The speculation about his transfer began after a media report suggested that Newcastle was interested in the English midfielder.
However, James Maddison says,”nearly back at Leicester City” after he was asked about the transfer rumors to Newcastle. James Maddison was a member of England’s World Cup squad when he suffered a knee injury.
Brendan Rodgers provides an update on Maddison’s injury
Brendan Rodgers provides an update on James Maddison’s injury ahead of Newcastle United’s Boxing Day clash with Leicester City. Rodgers has stated that he will give Maddison every opportunity to prove his fitness prior to the game.
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“He’s someone I’d like to keep around. James Maddison is a great player. But no one has told me that we have to do anything with James in January “Brendan Rodgers recently stated during a conversation.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the attacking midfielder did not train with the squad on Friday. The midfielder is unlikely to play against Newcastle, but football fans will soon want him on the field.