James Maddison Signs New Deal With Leicester Amid Man Utd Rumors

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison in 2020. Photo by Kieran Cleeves/ProSports/Shutterstock (10578158o)

Leicester City’s star playmaker James Maddison won’t leave the King Power Stadium this summer after all. Instead, Maddison, who was a target for some high-profile clubs like Manchester United recently, decided to ink a new deal.

According to Goal.com, Maddison agreed to a new four-year deal which will keep him with Leicester until 2024. It adds only one year to the 23-year-old player’s previous contract, but it significantly increases his salary. He will now earn $140,000 weekly and become one of the club’s highest earners.

Maddison, who scored nine goals and added three assists in 2019/20, reportedly agreed to an extension a while ago. However, the reports only surfaced now as the club hasn’t made the news official yet.

James Maddison joined Leicester in 2018 from Norwich in a transfer worth around $25 million. Maddison quickly became one of the club’s main players, and even managed to earn a call-up to England’s national team.

His good performances didn’t go unnoticed from several Premier League heavyweights, with Chelsea and Man Utd being reportedly high on the player. United was especially keen on Maddison, as they looked for more creativity in their midfield. Still, Leicester’s asking price was too high for any club to make a serious move.