According to the latest reports, Leicester City’s star midfielder James Maddison is keen on a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window and has reportedly asked his agent to figure out the role that he needs to fulfill in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place on the Premier League table this season and are in dire need of reinforcements to get them back to the summit and where they usually belong. However, there are also rumors surrounding a few top players at the club who could leave Old Trafford this summer window and French star Paul Pogba is one of them.
The talismanic French midfielder has been a key player for United since joining the club back in 2016 and the Premier League giants will have to find a suitable replacement for the World Cup winner if he leaves the club. But there are a few players who have shown that they have the ability to fit the bill in order to replace the 26-year-old Pogba if he leaves in the summer.
Leicester City playmaker James Maddison’s rise from the Championship to the Premier League has been an incredible journey his numbers justify his means. The English star scored and assist seven goals each in his debut season with the Foxes. With his incredible set piece abilities and incision in the attacking half of the pitch, the 22-year-old has attracted plenty of interest from the Red Devils and a few other top clubs in the summer transfer window.
On the transfer window podcast, host of the show, Ian McGarry said that Maddison has told his representatives that he wants them to speak to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer face to face in order to discuss what his role would be at United.
Mcgerry said, that Maddison spoke to his agents saying that he wants to speak with the 46-year-old Norwegian manager, ‘He basically spoke to his representatives that he wants to remain focused with England for the next few weeks for the European championships, however, please tell Manchester United that I would like to meet with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and see him face to face and ask him what my role would be, what my influence would be in terms of how much game time I would have and where he would be playing me in terms of my position, as well as who I would be expected to be playing with”
Maddison is young and most of the young players are eager to play regular football. But with a club the size and stature of Manchester United, there could not be a lot of opportunities and Maddison may want to confide with Solskjaer before making any permanent decisions.