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Leicester City legend plays down James Maddison exit talk

October 5, 2019

Leicester City legend Steve Walsh has played down the speculation linking James Maddison with a move away from the Foxes. The young attacker has been fancied to make the big-money move to Manchester United in the near future but Walsh is confident that the Englishman will snub the advances to remain committed to the Foxes.

Speaking to The Express, Walsh said that Maddison is content with the proceedings at the east Midlands outfit and the midfielder understands the need to play regularly in the Premier League. He added that the youngster is fairly loyal and won’t jump at the chance of pursuing a fresh challenge at the current point of time.

He said: “He’s happy where he is, that’s number one. And I think he’s grateful that Leicester gave him a chance in the Premier League because he was playing for Norwich and, OK, doing very well, but it’s a big step up. We spent some good money on him and are now developing him into a top-class player. I think he understands the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and I’m sure he’s a loyal kind of guy, he seems it.”

Maddison had an impressive debut season with the Foxes last term where he contributed seven goals and seven assists in the Premier League. He has continued the good form with a couple of assists from the opening four games and the Foxes seem set to compete for the European spots after a couple of off-seasons following the league title success.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers brought about a positive mindset from the players during the backend of the previous campaign and the club have been able to build on the same this season. Leicester are on eight points after the opening four matches and they are just one of three clubs including Manchester City and Liverpool, who are unbeaten in the league.