Real Madrid Has Chosen A New Midfielder To Buy In The Summer
Real Madrid, the reigning La Liga champions, is planning a summer move for Leicester City’s James Maddison. His value is over €80 million
Real Madrid’s interest in James Maddison, according to a report by the Spanish publication Fichajes, might result in the midfielder moving to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. Leicester City believes the English international is a possible successor to Luka Modric. He is worth about €80 million.
Ever since joining Leicester City from Norwich City in July 2018, James Maddison has grown in stature and ability to contribute. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the most prolific players in the Premier League during the previous three and a half seasons. And he has had a productive season thus far in 2021/22. He has scored 13 goals and provided seven assists in 40 games across all competitions.
A magnificent display against Brentford last weekend may have cemented his place in the English national team’s hierarchy. The English international is also gaining in importance inside his own country. While all this is going on, it seems that Maddison has attracted the interest of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid will want to sign a creative midfielder in the summer transfer window. The reason for this is that Dani Ceballos and Isco have unclear futures at the Santiago Bernabeu. They will most likely depart Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. Teams in Spain and Italy are expressing interest in them.
What will Los Blancos do?
At the same time, Florentino Perez will not be blind to the reality that Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are reaching the end of their respective professional careers. It was on display again last Saturday, when Real Madrid suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss to Barcelona.
Modric, in particular, is nearing the end of his remarkable career. They may only have a few more years to play at the highest level before he retires. And although Real Madrid and the Croat may be able to reach an agreement on a contract extension shortly, the Croat might be phased out as a regular player soon. This brings Maddison into the picture.
However, signing the England international would come at a steep price. Leicester City will seek €80 million in compensation for their loss of the player. The fact that Real Madrid has allocated the majority of their summer budget to the pursuit of Erling Haaland raises the question of whether they will be able to spend €80 million on Maddison during the summer transfer window.