English Premier League side Man United have been dealt a heavy blow in their pursuit of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison ahead of the summer transfer window.

James Maddison has been mentioned as a Red Devils target for the transfer window but he is set to end such speculations by signing a new contract with the foxes.

The new contract will have James Maddison receive a double of his current pay at the club and that will surely settle the dust on his future. The Sun reports that his current deal runs to 2023 and will add another two years to it.

James Maddison will not become one of the club’s highest earners by cashing in £95,000 weekly which would be closer to that of England international striker Jamie Vardy.

However, the midfield position has been identified as no priority for the Red Devils because of the presence of Bruno Fernandes who joined the club in January from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon.

England international Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has been identified as the major target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer transfer window that is set to be opened in the coming days.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.