James Maddison could be set for change of role as Leicester eye Callum McGregor

According to The Express, Leicester are interested in Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor with Brendan Rodgers a keen admirer of the Scot.

What’s the word?

This summer represents Rodgers’ first chance to change the squad he was given when he walked into the club during the final third of the campaign.

Under Claude Puel it was a side that didn’t look good enough at times. However, the Northern Irishman dispelled any doubters by turning around their form in some fashion.

Leicester are yet to complete any transfer business in the window yet, but the latest name to take the fancy of the club is McGregor, someone who stood out under Rodgers at Celtic.

The Express claim that he is a keen admirer of the 25-year-old but no possible valuation is revealed.

Maddison role change?

Last season McGregor played a vital role from a central area, featuring both as a number ten and as a more traditional central midfielder in Scotland.

During the course of the SPFL season he managed ten assists, displaying his creative qualities on a regular basis.

Considering that Maddison already features in a similar role for the Foxes, their interest is questionable on paper, but it could lead to a slight tweak in the way the club use the former Norwich man.

The 22-year-old was one of the leading lights in the Premier League last term but towards the back end of the season was forced to play on the left flank on a few occasions. This came after the emergence of Hamza Choudhury forced Youri Tielemans further forward.

As a result, if McGregor joins, this could signal a permanent change of role for Maddison.

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Given the danger he caused from a central area it may seem strange to think that Rodgers could move him out of a role where he thrived.

But by reuniting himself with the Hoops midfielder, it can give the Leicester side an extra dose of creativity that they’ll be missing now Tielemans has returned to Monaco.

Judging by how well McGregor played under Rodgers previously, it’s a potential transfer that should excite the King Power faithful.