Arsenal will have to pay £70 million for James Maddison

Arsenal will have to pay £70 million for James Maddison of Leicester City.

James Maddison of Leicester City
James Maddison of Leicester City

Arsenal are thought to be interested in signing the Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League right now, and he could improve Arsenal immensely in the final third.

The Gunners are missing goals from the midfield, and Maddison is an excellent creator as well.

According to reports, the midfielder is valued at £70 million, and the Gunners will have to fork out a premium if they want to secure his services.

Maddison has been a superb signing for Leicester City, and it is understandable why the Foxes are not keen on losing him this summer. The midfielder has a contract with Leicester until the summer of 2024, and the Foxes are under no pressure to sell him this summer.

Arsenal are thought to be keeping tabs on the situation of Martin Odegaard at Real Madrid as well.

The Norwegian midfielder was on loan at Arsenal during the second half of last season, and he was pretty impressive for the Gunners.

He would be a cheaper alternative to Madison, and it will be interesting to see who the Londoners end up signing eventually.

 Maddison is well settled in the Premier League, and he could make an immediate impact at Arsenal. Also, he has a lot more to his game than Odegaard. 

The 24-year-old Leicester star has more goals in his game, and he is lethal from set-pieces.