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Howey: £60m decent amount of money for Maddison

Former Leicester City player Steve Howey believes that £60m would be a good fee for James Maddison, but whether the creative midfielder moves on or not this summer will depend on both Brendan Rodgers and Maddison himself.

Maddison moved to the King Power Stadium in 2018 from Norwich City and had his best return in a Leicester shirt last season, scoring 11 goals and providing a further ten.

As well as his individual achievements, the midfielder also helped his team lift the FA Cup last term, beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final at Wembley.

The attack-minded star has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer with Football London reporting the Gunners may have to pay more than £60m to get him, but Football Insider has reported that Leicester have rejected a players-plus-cash deal from the north London outfit.

With interest in Maddison, ex-Foxes player Howey told Football FanCast: “It is a decent amount of money, as I said it depends on what the manager wants. I think the owners trust him implicitly and if he feels it’s probably right for the club and how he can then change things up a little bit at Leicester, he would be quite happy with that. 

“Again, you’ve got to look at the player, does he want to move or is he quite happy at Leicester? So there’s loads of different things that could stop the deal, but on paper it looks a decent deal.”

Arsenal have already added three new players to their side this summer, with Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White all arriving at the Emirates Stadium.

There is obviously interest in Maddison from manager Mikel Arteta but after an initial knock back, but whether the Gunners return with a fresh bid remains to be seen.

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