Arsenal fans react to James Maddison transfer link

James Maddison

Arsenal are reportedly showing keen interest in signing James Maddison from Leicester City this summer.

Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his attacking options, and Maddison is believed to be his main transfer target, according to football.london.

The 24-year-old is one of the key players for Leicester, and they are unlikely to be willing to sell him cheaply.

He is a quality attacking midfielder who is excellent from set-pieces. However, it seems Arsenal fans do not want the club to spend over the top for his signature.

Some Arsenal fans have urged the club to show ambition in the transfer market and sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

Grealish, who is currently with England for the European Championships, would be a massive signing for the Gunners, but the chances of landing him are very slim.

The report claims that Maddison would cost around £60 million. Chelsea are also interested in signing him.

By contrast, Villa would demand £80-100m for their star player, which is beyond Arsenal’s reach.

Maddison bagged 11 goals and nine assists across all competitions last season, but his performances dipped towards the end of the campaign.

Injuries have also been an issue, and you would have to question whether Maddison represents value at the reported asking price.

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