Leicester star man James Maddison to be offered a new contract

James Maddison is set to be offered a bumper new deal by Leicester as a reward for his stunning form in recent months with Brendan Rodgers keen to tie down his playmaker

  • James Maddison looks set to be offered a new contract at Leicester
  • Last season Maddison contributed 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions
  • Maddison has reportedly been targeted by a number of Premier League clubs

James Maddison is set to be offered a new deal at Leicester in the autumn after his stellar form in recent months.

The playmaker has less than two years remaining on his current contract and securing his future is a priority for the Foxes. 

Maddison last agreed a new contract with Leicester in August 2020 — one which pushed him closer to top earners Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel.

James Maddison notched a career-best 12 Premier League goals last season

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Maddison’s performances as the club finished eighth

He finished last season on a high, scoring in each of the final four league matches and ending with 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, by far the best return of his career.

‘It’s the best I’ve seen James in the three and a half years I’ve been at Leicester,’ said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers earlier this month, referring to the midfielder’s late-season form.

Maddison, 25, is admired across the Premier League although there has yet to be a firm bid this summer.

It is thought Manchester United made a strong move for him two years ago, but did not meet Leicester’s valuation.

Legendary Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel looks set to leave Brendan Rodgers’ side with Ligue 1 club Nice interested in the Danish international.

Talks remain ongoing between the two clubs, with Rogers reportedly interested in bringing in Brighton stopper Robert Sanchez should Schmeichel leave the King Power Stadium this summer.

Despite his club form, Maddison has won just one England cap against Montenegro in 2019

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