Transfer talk is hotting up over Arsenal making a swoop for Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison this summer, with the 24-year-old becoming a ‘prime target’ for the Gunners.
The news coming from source @TheAFCBell on Twitter and covered in multiple reliable sources afterwards, says contact is expected in the coming weeks, but a deal could likely be north of £60million.
Lifelong Foxes fan and top TV pundit Gary Lineker responded to the transfer speculation linking Maddison to north London, with a short but sharp warning to the England playmaker;
“From my experience, taking a backward step never ends well.”
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) July 11, 2021
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Leicester, holders of the FA Cup, will play in the Europa League this upcoming season as well as a Community Shield showdown with Man City to open the season. Arsenal will have to solely focus on domestic competitions having missed out on European qualification.