Manchester United scouts are monitoring James Maddison ahead of a potential summer swoop, according to The Evening Standard.
The Leicester midfielder has already scored twice and made one assist this season, and United believe he could add some depth and excitement to their ranks.
The report claims scouts have been deployed to keep an eye on the 22-year-old’s progress this season, with the view of bringing him in this summer.
United could have issues attracting the best players in the world if they’re not in the Champions League again next season, though images of Maddison in a United shirt as a kid emerged during the summer (via the Manchester Evening News), so that could help matters.
Maddison seems like he would be a great addition to the United team in the summer and you only need to watch their bore against Arsenal on Monday night (Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson described it as looking and feeling like a mid-table clash) to realise that.
Despite the number of talented players they’ve had since Sir Alex Ferguson left, they’re still devoid of creativity, having scored more than once in a game on just one occasion this season. Only two players in their squad have made more than 2 key passes per game this season (Paul Pogba and Ashley Young) and the Leicester ace has created more chances than any other player in the Premier League since the beginning of the 2018/19 season (111).
Signing Maddison will certainly not fix all of United’s problems, but he will bring a consistent creative spark that has been lacking at Old Trafford for a long time.
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