Man Utd could be set for England international transfer blow over new deal

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Manchester United are reportedly at risk of receiving a transfer blow as James Maddison is told to be weighing up whether or not to sign a new deal with Leicester City.

The 22-year-old is enjoying an excellent season for the Foxes thus far, scoring six goals and providing two assists in 13 matches across all competitions.

That has helped Brendan Rodgers and his men move up to second place in the Premier League list after 12 matches, and so it remains to be seen what they can accomplish this year if they are capable of maintaining their extraordinary form both collectively and individually.

Perhaps with that improvement and exciting future in mind while playing a pivotal role, the Manchester Evening News report that James Maddison is contemplating committing his future to Leicester City by signing a new deal.

It’s added that the playmaker has been on the Red Devils’ transfer radar for some time, but eventually, if he were to put pen to paper on new terms with Leicester, that would be a massive blow to the hopes of Man Utd of prising him away from the King Power Stadium any time soon.

Not only would that give the opinion that James Maddison is happy and settled where he is and isn’t considering an exit, but it would also strengthen Leicester’s point in terms of keeping hold of him or demanding a considerable fee to greenlight a door.

Though, there is a flicker of hope for Manchester United as the MEN report goes on to suggest that an agreement isn’t close between the two parties and James Maddison could ultimately wait until the end of the season before deciding on whether to sign a new contract.

That, in turn, could give Manchester United an opportunity in the coming months to try and convince him to make a move to Old Trafford, as a swoop in January would seemingly be a sensible strategy before he probably signs a new deal next summer.