Manchester United Considering January Move For James Maddison

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Manchester United continue to monitor Leicester City star James Maddison.

After having created the most chances in the Premier League last season, the Foxes’ midfielder has also begun the 2019-20 campaign with a bang.

The Evening Standard reports that his performances last term led Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to register the 22-year-old as a potential target, with the starlet also fitting United’s new transfer criteria of signing young homegrown players.

In fact, the Red Devils gaffer will get the chance to watch Maddison closely come weekend, as Old Trafford hosts Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Leicester side in the Premier League.

While United opted to continue keeping tabs on the player, the club’s hierarchy has assured Ole that he will be handed the required funds to complete this signing, and carry on with his squad rebuild in the transfer windows to come.

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The Mancunians will undoubtedly have to cough up a lot more than the £22.5 million Leicester City paid Norwich City for the Englishman last summer.

Apart from Maddison, other British talents like Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice and Sean Longstaff remain on Solskjaer’s wishlist.

The Norwegian gaffer will hope to add as many of the aforementioned players to his unit of impressive signings thus far, as he aims to build a new squad with Manchester United’s same old winning mentality.