Arsenal are thought to be keen on signing Maddison from Leicester this summer, with the Gunners are looking for players in the number ten role.
Romano appeared on the latest episode of the EyetoEye podcast and he spoke about Arsenal’s interest in Maddison. The journalist stated that the midfielder is ‘appreciated’ by Arsenal, but the Gunners face a pretty complicated chase if they want to sign him this summer, while no bid has been made as yet.
Can Arsenal afford to sign Maddison?
Romano stated: “The truth is that the player is appreciated and that Arsenal are looking for a player in this position because they lost Martin Odegaard, so they’re looking for a new number ten and Maddison is highly appreciated, this is true. From appreciating a player and signing a player, there is a lot to do.
“At the moment, I think it’s really, really complicated, because at the moment, because we’re in July and we have two months of market ahead, we have to see what happens in the next weeks. But at the moment, Leicester are still convinced that the player is staying and they have no intention to sell him. They want a crazy bid and at the moment, Arsenal have not made any official bid.”
TIF Thoughts on Maddison to Arsenal…
The £49.5m-rated Maddison has contributed to goals quite regularly for the Foxes over the last three seasons, coming up with goals and assists on a constant basis for the side. He is still only 24, so he might still develop in the future.
It has been suggested that Leicester City would demand a big fee for his sale and considering that Maddison has constantly had niggling injuries, he might not be worthy of a massive price tag if these issues persist. If his fitness was better, he might have been a player worth signing for a big fee.
Therefore, it may be a blessing for Arsenal if Leicester are insistent on keeping their midfield star should he continue to be hampered by injury issues.