Should Arsenal go for Maddison instead of Tielemans this summer?

After a lengthy pause, rumours about James Maddison’s move to the Emirates has resumed. The Gunners were interested in signing the Leicester City player in the summer of 2021, but they ended up signing Martin Odegaard instead.

Martin Odegaard was a perfect acquisition; there are no regrets, but Arsenal have reached a point where they may have asked themselves, “Yes, we’ve got Odegaard, but what’s stopping us from recruiting Maddison?”

A summer move for Maddison will be easier because the first time they tried to get him, in 2021, he was about four years from the end of his current deal; now, in the summer, he will be a year from his deal expiring. Leicester have been trying to persuade him to extend his contract, but so far it has not been fruitful.

According to 90Mim, Arsenal is keeping a close eye on the midfielder’s contract situation.They may wait to pounce on him if an opportunity arises and complete his transfer years later.

It will be interesting to see if Leicester rejects offers for Madison given that they are losing Youri Tielemans on a free transfer. Lessons from Tielemans’ free exit could just persuade the Foxes to cash in on Maddison and not lose him on a free transfer too.

Darren N

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  1. Maddison would be fine with me.. creative player and scores goals .. ESR will probably never be the same player
    he was again ?? But fingers crossed !!

  2. It’s all made up stuff. Speculation masquerading as fact. What is true is that if there are a number of clubs interested and Leicester can’t persuade Maddison to sign a new contract they will exact the highest price for him. £80m is what they will be looking for.

  3. Maddison is ideal and can play in central Midfield as well. Nothing wrong in breaking the bank to bring him in if we want a competitive squad.
    Maddison has been underrated

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