Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to James Maddison, with Newcastle United and Tottenham also circling for his signature.

According to a report by Fichajes, Manchester United have joined the race to sign James Maddison. The 25-year-old Leicester City playmaker has been in red hot form this season and is also a target for Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.

James Maddison’s heroics on the pitch have not reflected on his team’s performance as Leicester have been deeply submerged in the relegation battle. The Foxes’ topsy-turvy run could force them to negotiate a cut-price deal for their midfield ace, who has racked up five goals and two assists in eight matches so far.

A drop to the Championship will be hard to imagine, but Leicester can still salvage their season with some smart decisions. Manchester United’s campaign has also seen some ups and downs, and Bruno Fernandes’s form has been crucial to their fortunes.

The Portuguese international has not had much to rejoice about this season. But he will play a key role as Erik ten Hag’s revival mission has been going on in full swing at Manchester United.

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However, with the fixtures piling up, the Manchester United manager needs bodies to keep his players fresh for this long and tiring season. And Maddison will be a perfect match for his possession-based system.

Harry Kane is the only English player to have been involved in more goal contributions than Maddison this season. But this would not be an easy transfer given Newcastle United’s growing intent to have him under their folds.

Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be interested in a move as Antonio Conte wants more quality players as they continue to keep up their top-four hopes. And recent reports have claimed that Maddison wants to join Tottenham.

Newcastle could test the waters with an early bid in January, and Leicester will try to grind out as much as possible from the Magpies. Meanwhile, Having spent more than £200 million in the summer, Manchester United will unlikely go big in the winter transfer market as their priority has always been to entice a suitable striker to Old Trafford.

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