James Maddison on Arsenal radar
James Maddison has been linked with a summer move away from Leicester City, with Arsenal joining the race to sign him.
A report from Daily Mirror has claimed that Arsenal are lining up a move for James Maddison. And they could look to sell Emile Smith Rowe in order to sign Maddison in the summer transfer window.
Other English clubs are keeping tabs on the English international as well. Meanwhile, the Leicester City midfielder has 19 goal contributions across all competitions this season, and he could prove to be a quality acquisition for the Gunners.
Arsenal have been overly dependent on Martin Odegaard for creativity this season, and they need to bring in more depth into the side. Maddison will add goals and assists to the Arsenal midfield. And his set-piece prowess will add a new dimension to their attack as well.
The Gunners have qualified for the UEFA Champions League. So they will have to bring in more depth in order to navigate an increased number of fixtures next season. Maddison is well-settled in the Premier League, and he could transform them in the final third.
The Leicester City playmaker will feel that this is the right time for him to take the next step in his career. And moving to Arsenal would be a major step up. The Gunners managed to challenge for the Premier League title this year, and they will be hoping to compete for major trophies next year as well.
The 26-year-old midfielder will be tempted to join them and compete for trophies in the coming seasons. The England international has certainly proven himself as a reliable performer in the Premier League and he has the quality to thrive at the best clubs. It will be interesting to see if Arsenal come forward with a concrete proposal for the midfielder in the coming weeks.
The Gunners are reportedly hoping to sign West Ham United captain Declan Rice as well. Leicester City are currently fighting for their survival in the Premier League, and Maddison certainly deserves to play for a better team.
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Playing for Arsenal alongside top-class players could help him improve further and fulfill his potential. The midfielder will be hoping to test himself at the highest level, and Arsenal can certainly provide him with the platform to showcase his abilities in the Champions League.