Leicester City have been handed a huge boost as James Maddison has reportedly signed a new £95,000 a week deal extending his stay at the club until 2025.
The 23-year-old is a highly valued prospect after shining for the Foxes this season, and he has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium, with Manchester United interested in the talented England international.
But on the eve of Leicester City’s huge Champions League qualification decider with the Red Devils, The Sun has reported that Maddison has pledged his future to the Foxes.
It is reported that the club will announce Maddison’s new bumper deal at the end of the Premier League season sometime in the next week.
It would make the playmaker one of the highest earners at the club behind Jamie Vardy who is reportedly on £120,000 a week.
The midfielder has been an integral part of Leicester City’s side since he joined in 2018 from Norwich for £22m.
And with several clubs reportedly interested, Maddison extending his initial five-year deal is an important statement of intent by the East Midlands club.
This season the 23-year-old has scored nine goals and provided three assists across 38 games in all competitions.
Unfortunately for Brendan Rodgers’ side, they will be without the English international for their all important final game of the season.
Leicester go into their clash with Manchester United fifth in the table, one point behind Manchester United and Chelsea.
A victory would clinch a top-four Champions League spot, otherwise they would have to get a draw and hope Chelsea lose at home against Wolves.
But the club are hoping to build-on for next season whether or not they qualify for the Champions League, and extending Maddison’s contract will be an important sign in being able to accomplish this.