Reports have circulated that Arsenal remain interested in Maddison, who experienced a frustrating season last time out with Leicester City as he missed nine games through injury as well as completing 90 minutes just 11 times in the league, however, he did manage to pick up his first piece of silverware with the FA Cup.
Should Arsenal sign Maddison?
The Gunners are on the hunt for a creative midfielder after seeing Martin Odegaard return to Real Madrid following the end of his loan spell last season, although, they do have Emile Smith Rowe as their new number 10, but having an experienced player such as Maddison would arguably be a further boost for their chances of qualifying for Europe next season.
O’Rourke delivered an exciting update on Arsenal’s chances of signing Maddison.
“I spoke to somebody last night close to James Maddison, and they’re still saying Maddison is the number-one target for that number 10 role, but again, it all comes down to the deal – can they get it done; can they reach the price tag that Leicester would probably want for him?
“Other people have been telling me that Brendan Rodgers is coming around to the idea of possibly letting Maddison go if it’s the right deal for the club.”
TIF Thoughts on the Maddison situation…
Maddison’s numbers were steady last season with eight assists in the league, although compared to other creative players in the Premier League, his goal-creating actions stood at 11, with over 30 players leaving him in their wake in that regard.
The Gunners may have to look at offloading some players before deciding to splash out more than £70 million on Maddison, especially considering their deal to bring in Ben White from Brighton is nearing completion, according to Fabrizio Romano.