It is not expected that it will be easy for James Madison, the midfield commander of Leicester City in the English Premier League (EPL), to escape the team even in the summer transfer market. On the 15th, local time, the British media Telegraph reported that “Leicester City are again defending Madison.”
Madison is an attacking midfielder from England. He is 26 years old this year and started his professional career with Coventry City of the Second Division English Football League (EFL) Championship. He then joined Leicester City in the summer of 2018 after going through Aberdeen and Norwich City.
He has also played for the England national team. He was also called up for the World Cup in Qatar last year, but could not play due to injury.
His contract with Leicester City expires next summer. However, there is no progress in renewing his contract yet. In the meantime, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United have shown steady interest in Madison. Madison is also one of the players whose transfer rumors are raised every time the transfer window opens.
According to the Telegraph, Newcastle made an offer of £40 million (61.97 billion won) for Madison from Leicester City last summer, but was rejected. Transfer Markt, a media specializing in the transfer market, estimates Madison’s current ransom at 60 million euros (KRW 82.6 billion). 바카라
The media said, “Leicester City are accelerating negotiations on renewing the contract with Madison,” and “trying to prevent a situation where they have to sell Madison in the summer transfer market.” Negotiations are said to have started only this week. Long-term contracts are said to be the goal.
According to multiple media outlets, Madison is said to want a club that guarantees entry into the UEFA Champions League.
From that point of view, you can see that Newcastle is in a more advantageous position. Newcastle have 10 wins, 11 draws and 1 loss this season and are currently 4th in the league standings with 41 points. Tottenham, who played one more game than Newcastle, are fighting Newcastle for fourth place with 39 points.
“Madison is one of the best players in the Premier League,” Leicester City manager Brandon Rodgers said at a recent press conference.