Date: 27th June 2021 at 7:20am
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Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, former Leicester City defender Steve Howey believes James Maddison could be heading for the exit door amid interest from Arsenal.

According to the Daily Mail, Arteta has put Maddison at the top of his transfer wishlist after watching Martin Odegaard return to Real Madrid following his loan spell at .

Meanwhile, Leicestershire Live claim that Arsenal, or any other interested party, will have to pay close to £80m if they wish to sign the 24-year-old this summer.

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It is hard to imagine paying that much, but Howey can still see Maddison leaving the club, nevertheless.

“Possibly. I think he showed flashes but not often,” the ex-Leicester player told TIF when asked if there was a chance that Maddison could leave.

“I know he picked up a couple injuries, there was a couple of things off field which didn’t help, but Brendan Rodgers, he’d be looking to try and keep his best players.

“But at the same time, there was times where he didn’t start him even when he was fit. And, of course, that could be cash for Leicester to spend.”

Maddison still finished the Premier League campaign with eight goals, the most he has scored in a single season in a Leicester shirt, so last term was far from a complete disaster.

Still, if they do end up receiving a bid of £80m for the English playmaker, selling does not sound like the worst idea.