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Man Utd news: James Maddison urged to ignore transfer links for Leicester stay | Football | Sport


Leicester star James Maddison has been urged to snub Manchester United’s interest because he is at the “perfect club” and working under a very talented manager.

Maddison has shown incredible quality in the Premier League ever since joining the Foxes in 2018 from Norwich and has attracted the attention of some of the competition’s biggest clubs.

The attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to United but his former manager at Coventry, Steven Pressley, believes he should focus on Leicester as this is the right club for him at the moment and he can learn a lot under Brendan Rodgers.

Nevertheless, Pressley, who handed Maddison his first ever senior start at 17 years old in a League Cup tie against Cardiff in 2014, believes he has what it takes to make it to the top and can shine for any club he plays for.

The Carlisle boss told talkSPORT: “I think James is at the perfect club at this moment in time, working under an excellent manager who has a proven track record for nurturing youth.

“I know the wee man is very ambitious and he’ll want to play at the very top sooner rather than later, but my message to him would not to be in any rush to leave Leicester anytime soon.

“It’s a great football club and it’s giving him a brilliant football education.

“He’s improving all the time so I think it will only benefit him in the long run spending more time working with a manager of Brendan Rodgers’ calibre.

“James can go right to the very, very top.

“There is no doubt in my mind about that.

“If Manchester United or Tottenham come calling then that would be very hard for him to turn that down, as that would be an incredible opportunity.

“I think people forget footballers have very short career spans and you have to embrace the journey that you’re in.

“One thing I do know is that with his attitude, quality and commitment that he’s always displayed he won’t look out of place in any of those big sides – he has what it takes to be a real star.”

Maddison scored seven goals and provided seven assists in 35 Premier League appearances last season.



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