Speaking on the EyeToEye Podcast, Fabrizio Romano has shared an update on James Maddison and his potential move to Arsenal this summer.
The Gunners are reportedly keen to sign Maddison, but unfortunately for the London club, it doesn’t seem as though this will be a straightforward deal to push through.
Indeed, Romano says that Leicester aren’t keen to let him go and they’re also convinced that he will be staying at the club beyond this summer.
What’s been said?
Romano shared an update about Maddison and his potential Arsenal move.
“Well, the truth is that the player is appreciated and that Arsenal are looking for a player in this position because they lost Martin Odegaard and they need a new number 10, and Maddison is highly appreciated, this is true,” Romano said.
“However, from appreciating a player to signing a player there is a lot to do, and at the moment it is really complicated, at the moment, and I say at the moment because we’re in July and we have two months of the market ahead, so we have to see what happens in the next week, but at the moment Leicester are convinced the player is staying and they’re not intentioned to sell him, so they want a crazy bid, and at the moment Arsenal have not made an official bid.”
One thing is for sure, Leicester City are no pushovers in the transfer market these days.
Gone are the days where they allowed the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante leave the club without much of a fight, the Foxes are now one of the biggest clubs in the country, and they’re here to stay.
Arsenal fans may not like to hear this, but these days, Leicester are more likely to win silverware and qualify for Europe than the Gunners, so why would they sell one of their star players to Mikel Arteta’s side?
This deal will take a lot of negotiation to get over the line.