Reported West Ham United target and Norwich City attacking midfielder James Maddison, rated at £30m by his club according to The Mirror, impressed in his side’s 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on Sunday, and Irons fans were quick to have their say on his display.
The Guardian reported on January 25 that the east London outfit had launched a £12m bid for the 21-year-old as they looked to bring him to the London Stadium before the January transfer window slammed shut, but a move never materialised.
The attacker has been one of the standout performers in the Championship this season, and according to WhoScored.com he has successfully completed 65 of the 94 dribbles he has attempted in 30 league games this term, while he has made an impressive 80 key passes.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on his latest showing, and while one said “like to see him at West Ham in the summer”, another said “James Maddison is one of the best Championship players I have ever seen”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Midfielders we need to sign this summer:
Creative Midfielder – Joao Mario (Permanent)
Attacking Midfielder – James Maddison
Defensive Midfielder – Leander Dendonker
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) February 18, 2018
Absolutely- watched Maddison today always impressed when I’ve watched him, would like the other two as well – Marios delivery the other day was excellent ⚒ but will we pay ? Hope so Sullivan owes us after recent fiascos
— Andrew Wallis (@linkylionel) February 18, 2018
@ExWHUemployee Ex have been watching Maddison today on the TV and always hear you talk about him- certainly looks a talent. Think we’ll make a bid?
— Will Leaning (@WillLeaning1979) February 18, 2018
Hey Ex good afternoon how are you? What's up? I am a big fan of James Maddison just like you and if I was David Moyes I would have no hesitation in making a big bid to sign him from Norwich City trust me on this ok. If we bid £15m I bet Norwich City will accept it?
— Michael A. Gomes (@MichaelAGomes9) February 18, 2018
— Stephen Madden (@StephenMadden01) February 18, 2018
Seriously, why did West Ham and David Moyes not try and sign Maddison from Norwich?!
— Joshua Issitt (@joeissitt) February 18, 2018
James Maddison looks proper decent for Norwich like to see him at West Ham in the summer
— jamie abel (@jamie_abel) February 18, 2018
James Maddison is one of the best championship players I have ever seen
— West_Ham_Fan (@VINTAGE_OBIANG) February 18, 2018