James Maddison has claimed that he is not centralizing transfer talks amidst links with Manchester United.
James Maddison moved for a reported fee of £25 million to Leicester City from Norwich City last summer. The English International has been one of the best players in the league and has stamped his authority in the Foxes lineup.
He created 100 chances throughout the season, a tally which has not been matched by anybody in the league. Besides acting as a creative fulcrum for the side, he scored seven goals and set up seven goals for his teammates, which was enough to warrant interest from top clubs.
Albeit those interest, Maddison has vowed to carry on at Leicester City as he is not focussing on a transfer in this summer. He is rather feeling taking those interests as a compliment and wants to work on his personal development.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Maddison said: “No, you have just got to ignore that and take it all in your stride,”
“As a 17 year-old boy I’d started five games for Coventry and saw on my phone that I was being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.
“With transfer talk you need to take it as a compliment that people are even talking about you, it won’t distract me.”
The attacking midfielder is part of England’s Under-21 Euro campaign which begins on Tuesday evening against France. He has not featured for the senior team yet, but he has an abundance of talent to break into the Manchester United starting lineup currently.
Since Maddison is seen as the cardinal part of his side, new boss Brendan Rodgers will desire to retain his services. He is contracted with the one-time Premier League champions until 2023 and it is nearly impossible to lure him away.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
Leicester City midfielder James Maddison says he is taking transfer speculation “in his stride”.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been mentioned as potential suitors, but the 22-year-old refuses to get distracted.https://t.co/Z1hxInHfD2
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) June 17, 2019
“It is compliment that people are writing that, but I need to ignore it”
James Maddison is not fazed by transfer talk linking him to the biggest clubs in the country.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 17, 2019
Maddison responds to Man Utd rumours 👀https://t.co/qzCp5PJ4Ti
— Goal News (@GoalNews) June 17, 2019
👀 James Maddison on Man Utd links:
“As a 17-year-old, I’d started five games for Coventry and saw on my phone that I was being linked with Spurs and Liverpool. With transfer talk, you need to take it as a compliment that people are even talking about you, it won’t distract me.” pic.twitter.com/PxLMAsVvm6
— Goal (@goal) June 17, 2019
James Maddison (22) in all senior club competitions:
• 150 appearances
• 31 goals
• 30 assists
Goal-scorer. Goal-creator. pic.twitter.com/uDX6Z3jEJ0
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) June 15, 2019
James Maddison is most likely to stay at King Power Stadium despite being linked with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool.