Arsenal could be one of the threats to Man Utd’s hopes of getting a transfer deal done for Leicester City star

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Arsenal could reportedly be one of the threats to Man Utd’s hopes of getting a transfer deal done for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has been strongly linked with Manchester United for some time now, with recent speculation suggesting they were confident of signing him for around £80million.

It seems clear from James Maddison’s chance creation stats that he’s exactly what the Red Devils need right now, but Arsenal could also do with a long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil shortly.

And Duncan Castles thinks if Manchester United aren’t quick to snap the England international up, there could soon be substantial interest from both Arsenal and north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

“I think the question there is this is more likely to run until the summer if Leicester can’t convince Maddison to sign, they can’t reach the financial terms Maddison is looking for,” Castles is quoted by the Daily Star.

“Question then is do other Premier League clubs go in for the player and do Manchester United have to convince Maddison that they are the club for him to choose ahead of an alternative suitor?

“Let’s say Tottenham decided that Maddison was the best choice to replace Christian Eriksen were he to go through with his intention to move elsewhere.

“Probably Tottenham wouldn’t offer the same wages as Manchester United but they may be able to offer him a more coherent football project.