Manchester United fans have had an extremely tough time this season, and as a result of that, the Red Devils are desperate for some summer action.
James Maddison has become of interest to United. Young and hungry British players are understood to feature at the top of Solskjaer's wishlist this summer. #mufc [MEN]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) June 3, 2019
The creative options at Old Trafford have either been completely woeful or painfully underperforming this season and the fans will be desperate for that to change ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a serious job on his hands, but bringing in Maddison would go a long way to easing the growing pressure he’s finding himself under, and it’s not hard to see why.
The Leicester City midfielder is 22-years-old and whilst he may have looked like a seasoned pro with his seven goals and seven assists in the Premier League, this has been just his first season in the top-flight. He also led the league in goals from direct free-kicks with three.
Maddison has a Transfermarkt valuation of £27m, yet he could end up costing the Old Trafford outfit up to £60m, per The Daily Record, although he would easily be able to usurp the likes of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata as their first choice playmaker so it could be money well spent.
You can see what the Red Devils have made of the Maddison links down below…
If we must buy him, you know that Lingard must go out .
— United BabyMUFC (@Am_evergreen1) 3 June 2019
The most creative player in the league last season and great with set-pieces (good delivery and goals from free-kicks). Still just 22 with huge potential and a ton of room to improve. Exactly the type of player that we should be targeting, would significantly improve our midfield pic.twitter.com/bHWrRyNvYK
— Marcin Królak (@Cinkiewicz7) June 3, 2019
Will take maddison with open arms
— Mikel_Chuks (@MikelChuks3) June 3, 2019
This should be done long time ago.
— Zakes (@dlamini_ZT1) June 4, 2019
I think it’s great.
It will replace Mata.
— Paølø (@PaoloNathan19) June 4, 2019
They also have to be talented. Maddison fits the bill
— james maisiri (@maisiri_james) June 4, 2019
Upgrade from Lingard
— Sharpey (@sporting_icons1) June 3, 2019
Yes please!!!! And I’ll take Maguire with him too!
— Wonderous Mindset (@MindsetAlex67i) June 3, 2019