Norwich City’s James Maddison is set to join Leicester City, leaving Everton fans frustrated that they have missed out on one of their main transer targets.
The midfielder had a fantastic season for the Canaries, scoring 14 goals and making eight assists and was nominated for the Championship’s Young Player of the Year award.
The transfer is believed to be in the region of £22million and Sky Sports have reported that Maddison passed a medical on Monday with the Foxes.
It had been previously reported that Everton wanted to sign Maddison and were preparing a bid of £18million plus add-ons for the player.
Southampton were also very keen on signing the young talent but Maddison wanted to stay near his Coventry home, according to Sky Sports.
Everton fans are understandably frustrated that they have been pipped to one of their targets by a rival Premier League club and many have been voicing their opinions on social media.
Very surprised Everton letting Maddison to transfer without making a bid considering we’ve been strongly linked. 🤷🏻♂️
— Nick Willo (@nickwillo4efc) June 18, 2018
Gutted about that Maddison, he looks a proper player but admittedly only going off footage and other people.
— Shoey Mc (@ShoeyEFC1234) June 18, 2018
Know we have plenty of midfielders but after a cull I hope we won’t end up regretting not going for Maddison. But suppose we must trust in Silva & Brands #EFC
— C (@chughs67) June 18, 2018
Time will tell on Maddison. If he was so good, Leicester wouldn’t have got him though, and hopefully we’ll have similar in Dowell and save ourselves £20m+!
— AndyCM81 (@AndyCM81) June 18, 2018
He’s a decent player but he would obv block any route for Dowell, money best spent elsewhere it seems.
— Brian Sinnott (@Sinno68) June 18, 2018
Interested to see what happens after Maddison goes to Leicester. Does Rooney stay? Do we have someone else lined up? Do we not sign an attacking midfielder at all?
— Scott Morris (@Scott_MorrisEfc) June 18, 2018