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James Maddison is looking ahead to the new Premier League season with Leicester City amid interest from Newcastle United this summer.
The midfielder was a key player forlast season, scoring a career high 18 goals in all competitions. He has returned for pre-season in a similar vein, looking sharp during the friendly games against OH Leuven, Hull City, Preston North End and Sevilla, where City picked up three wins and a draw.
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His performances last season have led to. Reports over the weekend claimed that the Magpies had made a £40 million offer to City, although other reports claim it was .
Amid the talk over his future,started the final pre-season friendly of the campaign against Sevilla on Sunday evening. He played 85 minutes of the game, providing an assist for Dewsbury-Hall’s only goal of the game.
After the match,this summer. The City boss said that the fee offered would cover “three-quarters of his left leg”.
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“You see his performance, you see how happy he is and he’s not a player we want to sell,” Rodgers said. “It’s not for me to put valuations on the players, it’s not my side, but that might just cover three-quarters of his left leg, that price. He’s a top player.”
Maddison himself took to social media after the match, hinting that his eyes are only on the opening Premier League game of the season against Brentford.
“Pre season done. Win to top it off,” he wrote on Instagram. “@premierleague season awaits.”
Should Maddison find himself on the scoresheet against the Bees, it will be the fifth Premier League game in a row where he has found the net. It could leave City teammate Jamie Vardy looking over his shoulder as the midfielder closes in on his 11 in a row record.
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