Arsenal enter into talks with Leicester over Maddison signing

Arsenal are claimed to be engaged in talks with Leicester over a move for James Maddison, with the possibility of including players in a part-swap deal.

The Gunners are hot on the hunt for a new number 10 this summer, with Emile Smith Rowe our only genuine option for the role at present.

Maddison is a name that has sprung up, and we are now claimed to have made an opening offer for his signature with the inclusion of a player, as reported by Football.London’s Chris Wheatley.

The midfielder is now believed to be top of our wishlist for the role, having previously been focused on the return of Martin Odegaard, who enjoyed his time on loan with us earlier in 2021.

It remains to be seen who could be included in the potential swap deal, but the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles or Reiss Nelson could all be potential makeweights.

Would Maddison be your favoured choice to join our attacking line this summer?

Patrick

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30 Comments

  1. Mayor Francis says:

    Signing Maddison will be massive for us, if we can get this deal done then, we will have plenty to look forward to in this coming season.

  2. JOHN NOON says:

    What a load of nonsense! No chance of Maddison moving to Arsenal this summer, no chance of Leicester being tempted by Arsenal cast offs who are not likely to get near the Leicester first team – particularly if they can’t get in a weaker Arsenal team!
    Rodgers has stated there is no desire to sell so the negotiations described as ‘very slow’ are more likely non-existent.
    It takes two or more parties to negotiate not one side making an offer!

  3. Staxhs says:

    Too expensive and Injury prone….

    1. Unge says:

      He played 31 premier league games last season.Someone who is injury prone cant get that number

      1. VasC says:

        Maddison’s PL starts every season at Leicester City

        18/19 – 35 – 2849
        19/20 – 29 – 2628
        20/21 – 24 – 2105

        I don’t see any “improvements” in the number of starts and the minutes played over the years. Only DECLINE, gradually, with every passing season. Wonder why?

    2. Ozziegunner says:

      Durand and Dan, Arsenal should just approach Lyon as a “one stop shop” :
      Houssem Aouar €35 million
      Bruno Guimaraes €30 million
      Job done for an ACM and DM, with change left over for a back up goal keeper.
      Why would Arsenal spend £70 million yo Leicester City for James Maddison, when they (already above Arsenal) can buy 3 class players with the money? 🤔

  4. Akonteh Andrew says:

    Please get Maddison at all cost. We have a good attacking line up which is still naive, unambitious, non- challant and very inconsistent .
    We need an aggressive and consistent 10 or 8 to add purpose and impetus in our attack line

  5. jon fox says:

    No doubt that MADDISON who is high level and Prem proven would be my choice. I see virtually zero chance of it happening though, simply for cost reasons.

    Rodgers will not accept our cast offs in part payment. He just won’t! REALISM!

  6. RFrancis says:

    Not at all cost AA. Perhaps 30M plus a lightweight.
    Remember this is a buyers’ market and better alternatives are out there. We also need to also look at his injury, disciplinary issues and habit of going AWOL in big games.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      👍

  7. Durand says:

    Would be great to swap Xhaka plus cash to get it done.

    Otherwise for the rumored price we could get and AM AND a GK or DM for the cost of Maddison.

    1. Dan kit says:

      Agreed
      Maybe swap managers as well 👍

  8. Easyguy says:

    Just reading the comments, there you get to see the failures and poor reasoning from the so called experts!

    Information coming in is that we made a £60m and a player/players (Niles / Nelson) in addition to sweeten the deal.
    But our so called experts fans are saying we can’t make the deal happen because I believe they are the one funding the club.

    1. Joe says:

      You have said it all

  9. lugdush says:

    Maybe too expensive. I would use that money in a striker if we can’t give a new contract to laca (same wages). If we can give that contract to laca then i would use the money to get bissouma or Guimaraes and aour ir odegaard (Max 35mm). I would Sell xhaka AND willock (with buyback or Sell on clauses). We could play 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1.

    . Leno
    Soares. White. Han. Tierney
    . Partey. Bisso/guima
    .pepe BESR/ Aouar. Saka
    . Laca

    1. lugdush says:

      Han= gab

  10. guy says:

    Part 2 of this close seasons rumour mill is up and running:
    Maddison to Arsenal
    L Martinez to Arsenal
    Renato Sanches to Arsenal
    Willock to Newcastle
    I think you are being a tad presumptuous in assuming all you read is true Easyguy!

  11. Sylva says:

    Madison is good if Arsenal can get him but I am not positive Leceister will let him go. If at all they may not accept Cash + player.
    If we get him it would be the “bomb” but we still need a backup keeper for Leno.

  12. Goonster says:

    This Maddison rumour reminds me of the Ozil, Laca, Auba, Pepe, Partey signings. Overly hyped by our fans but then turn out to be overrated or okay overpriced players.

    The overhype / over praise is getting a bit too much for me..

    1. Rashid80 says:

      Partey is amazing he’s totally worth the hype!

  13. Labour says:

    Some people are obsessed about Xhaka l don’t understand why, they’re so short sited. Xhaka is a good player look at him on national level, he plays brilliant football. He has support from fans.

  14. Phenom says:

    We can get Renato and Matteus Perreira with that 60m fee for Maddison

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      Phenom, or approach Lyon for a package deal for Aouar (€35M) and Guimaraes (€30M), as an alternative to your excellent suggestion. There are far better options out there to Maddison, who if he misses out on his big money transfer may destabilise Leicester City.

  15. jon fox says:

    As my last post once again disappeared after sending it, I repeat it now.
    My clear choice would be MADDISON, as he is Prem proven at highlevel and a real top talent.
    BUT I see virtually NO possibility of landing him, simply because of his high price and us having Kroenke. Plus there is no way a sensible and shrewd manager like Rodgers will accept our cast offs inpart payment!

  16. Nickerless Bender says:

    If they pulled this off I would be gobsmacked but I need to state the pigging obvious…

    You can’t agree terms with a player without the selling club agreeing talks, and if there is then why are only Arsenal interested?

    Why would Leicester entertain such talks… do they know something we don’t as there is really no need to sell and I didn’t realise he was available?

    The alleged personal terms… I don’t trust Edu at all so what has he promised him? Is this another Ozil contract?

    Why would he want to join us? A season out off Europe… in the hope of Champions League next season. OMG what have we offered in personal terms?

    LMFAO… might as well offer the asking price for Grealish as we have more chance of getting without promising the keys of London.

    Sorry, but me thinks it ain’t gonna happen unless it is BIG MONEY.

    No harm in dreaming though😉

    1. VasC says:

      “OMG what have we offered in personal terms?”

      Last hear – “ALMOST” double the current wages.

      1. Ozziegunner says:

        That’s why he wants to leave!

  17. Websurfer says:

    Maddison is a good player, no doubt but is IMO too expensive. Matheus Pereira, Joaquín Correa, Piotr Zielinski are all excellent alternative players giving more value for the money.

  18. Skills1000 says:

    I would rather we buy both Aouar and Bernardo Silva.

  19. Esteban says:

    There is no midfielder who can stop DeBruyne, Havertz, Fernandes, and others. We will never get points from top six teams. Bissouma has steel and speed. Will improve as passer. Please no Mesut Odegaard.

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