Steve Howey reckons that Leicester should cash-in on James Maddison this summer.
According to Football.London, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admires the attacking midfielder, with the Gunners making him their top summer target following Martin Odegaard’s return to Real Madrid.
Maddison has been a key player for Leicester since joining from Norwich three years ago, but lost his place in the team towards the end of the campaign and found himself on the bench for both the FA Cup semis and final.
He featured in both but failed to build on an impressive January and February period.
Maddison didn’t contribute a single goal in any of his final 10 matches in all competitions and was overlooked by Gareth Southgate, leaving him on just the one England cap which came almost two years ago.
He did manage 11 goals and 10 assists last season, but with his inconsistencies on show once again, Howey thinks that the £60m fee that’s being reported by the Daily Mail would be good business for the Foxes.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“It’s a decent amount of money. It depends on what the manager wants, the owners trust him.
“If he feels it’s right for the club, then I think he would be quite happy with that. Does the player want to move or is he happy at Leicester? There are loads of things that could stop the deal, but on paper it looks a decent deal.”