Manchester United have been advised to prioritise the signing of Leicester City playmaker James Maddison over Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish according to former player Paul Parker via the Daily Express.
The Red Devils are expected to make a big splash financially in this summer’s transfer window and the midfield department is an area to be strengthened.
According to Paul Parker, Manchester United should make a move for James Maddison this summer at the expense of Jack Grealish despite the fact that the Leicester City player would be more expensive.
He also pointed out that James Maddison has shown his quality at the highest level on a more consistent basis than Jack Grealish who’s a boyhood Aston Villa supporter.
James Maddison has scored six goals plus three assists in 23 league games for the Foxes this season, while Jack Grealish has found the back of the net seven times in the Premier League in addition to providing five assists.
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Manchester United were seriously keen on taking James Maddison to Old Trafford in the winter transfer window last month but the Foxes were adamant that the one-cap England international player won’t leave the King Power Stadium in the middle of the season.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers spoke several times about James Maddison and the interest from other Premier League sides notably Manchester United. According to him, the player is not for sale.
Manchester United were able to strengthen their midfield last month with the signing of Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in his native Portugal.
The Red Devils could pay as high as €80m for Bruno Fernandes including bonuses and add-ons.
Bruno Fernandes scored eight goals plus seven assists in 15 league matches for Sporting Lisbon before his transfer to the Premier League.
He has already made his debut for the Red Devils.