James Maddison to be 'sold this summer' regardless of Leicester City's outcome this season
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James Maddison 'will be SOLD' this summer regardless of Leicester City's fate in the Premier League this season.
The Foxes currently occupy 18th spot in the table as they have five crucial games to secure their top flight status.
A host of clubs in England are thought to be keeping tabs on the 26-year-old, including Manchester United, Newcastle United and Tottenham.
Due to Leicester's record losses of £92.5 million, the club will be forced to sell one of their prized assets to balance the books.
Maddison, who has just over a year left on his current deal, will be available for a transfer fee understood to be between £45 million and £60 million.
Leicester snapped up Maddison for £20 million back in 2018 after he starred for Norwich City in the Championship.
It appears they'll double the original fee spent on him should he leave at the end of the season.
Interim boss Dean Smith, who worked with Jack Grealish during his time at Aston Villa, sees similarities between the two England stars and believes his man is capable of pulling Leicester to safety.
"I’m liking what I’m seeing in training and games from James - he’s not disappointed. He looked really bright at Leeds - especially in the last 20 minutes of the game and caused them all sorts of problems," he said.
"James is focused - as they all are - and he’s always looking to see what he can do better. In team meetings, he’s really engaging and very vocal as well."
Smith added: "I can see a similarity between him and Jack in that they both wanted to push themselves. They’ve both got that personality and character to push you as a coach because they want you to help them become better.
"James wants to talk tactics with you. He’s a football nut, a bit like Jack as well. I know they have a relationship - they banter each other a lot."
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