'An excellent young player': Paul Merson raves about Leicester ace James Maddison

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

The 22-year-old has been in excellent form for Leicester city this term.

Ex footballer Paul Merson enjoying  day two of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2015 in Cheltenham, England.

Paul Merson offered high words of praise for Leicester ace James Maddison, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, labelling the attacking midfielder as an excellent young player.

The 22-year-old joined the Foxes from Norwich City in the summer, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £22 million, and he has made a fine start to life at the King Power Stadium, chalking up an impressive five goals and two assists in 14 Premier League appearances thus far.


Leicester have made a decent start to their Premier League campaign, and Maddison deserves a lot of credit for how well he has slotted into Claude Puel's setup.

Merson is certainly a big fan of the talented youngster.

The former Arsenal man told Sky Sports how Maddison is an excellent young player, with an extremely bright future ahead of him:

James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Leicester City at Craven Cottage on December 5, 2018...

"In James Maddison, who has two goals in his last two games, Leicester have an excellent young player who is only going to get better and better."

Leicester face a tough game against Tottenham tomorrow, and if they are to have any chance whatsoever of beating Mauricio Pochettino's side, Maddison will surely have to be at his very best.

The Foxes can climb up to sixth place in the table with a win, should results elsewhere go their way.

Leicester City Manager Claude Puel looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Leicester City at Craven Cottage on December 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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