Manchester United are interested in a deal for Leicester playmaker James Maddison and it could turn out to be a clever signing.
Reports linking Philipe Coutinho could be as a result of fantasy and delight from and for United fans, but the Brazilian definitely would have been a player to fill a void in the disappointing team.
Manchester United have now set their sights on James Maddison who has watched Coutinho play and also added some elements to his style of play. He has paid attention to top players who play similar roles as him with the likes of David Silva.
James Maddison has been a better player since his transfer from Norwich to the foxes.
In the last games of last season, Manchester United attackers were goal-shy much to the frustration of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after scoring just eight goals in twelve outings. While the strikers were inefficient, a major factor which determined the potency of their attack was a lack of a creative midfielder to threaten opposition defenses.
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Even though Maddison is not a very popular figure, he certainly has a lot to offer the current United set up and also having age by his side, being just 22 years old, he could grow to be better than the current big names.
Madison could fill the playmaker role lacking at Manchester United. He created 13 ‘big chances’ for Leicester City last season. No United player created more than seven.
Maddison also averaged 2.8 key passes a game while no player from United managed more than 1.6 per game which is an impressive difference
Furthermore, Maddison created more goal scoring opportunities than any other player in the league with 100 created chances.
He could also play as a wide man but his preferred role is attacking midfield and could be suitable for him in a 4-3-3 formation playing as the most advanced midfielder
Discussing what he can bring to a side last season, he said: “The No 10 position is my favourite role. I am a player who likes to play in between the lines and try to break that midfield line.”