According to The Mirror, Norwich City are ready to cash in on James Maddison at the end of the season, with Everton among the list of clubs interested in the attacking midfielder.
Maddison was strongly linked with a move away from Norwich during the January transfer window, but he ultimately remained with the Canaries.
According to The Mirror, Norwich have now admitted defeat when it comes to keeping the England Under-21 international, and he will depart Carrow Road at the end of the season.
Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have both recently been linked with Maddison, and it will be a big test of Everton’s pulling power when it comes to the future of the attacking midfielder.
It is understood that Maddison will be allowed to leave Norwich if a £30m bid comes in, and the Toffees proved in last summer’s transfer window that they are not afraid to splash the cash.
It is certainly not going to be easy for Everton to win the race when considering that Manchester City and Liverpool are also said to be admirers of the 21-year-old.
Maddison has been in outstanding form for Norwich during the 2017-18 campaign – scoring 15 times and registering 11 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.
It is time for the Englishman to make the step into the Premier League, and Everton must make sure that they move quickly to avoid disappointment.
Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott have both impressed for Everton in recent weeks, but Gylfi Sigurdsson is currently on the treatment table, and Wayne Rooney, despite a healthy goal return, has struggled to influence matches.
The thought of Maddison operating alongside Sigurdsson, Walcott and Tosun is an exciting thought for the Everton supporters, and £30m could turn out to be an absolute steal for a player who has been a cut above the rest in the Championship this season.