Leicester City Boss Failed To Rule Out Maddison’s Departure


Manchester United hope of signing Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has been boosted as Brendan Rodgers told reporters that the decision lies in the player’s hands.

Contrary to some reports making headlines, Leicester City’s manager has revealed that he would like to have the player for a longer period of time but he has no power to decide for the England international.

“It all depends on what it is for. For players it will be about game time and money, you have to respect that, their career is so short,” Rodgers told reporters.

According to the former Liverpool manager, transfer windows are created so that players can find greener pastures.

Hence, he can’t force any player to stay at the King Power Stadium, though, he will try to convince him to ignore United’s offer.

“The power and prestige of the Premier League, plus the financial clout the teams have means you’ll always lose players, but you also have a greater chance to hang onto them.

“There are greater opportunities for a place to stay, develop and improve, and see where they can go later.” he concluded.

Maddison is enjoying one of the best forms of his career under Rodgers, having scored five goals and provided two assists this season.

United will hope to reach a deal with Leicester for the player’s services just as they did with Harry Maguire prior to the start of the 2019-20 season.


The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.