The Foxes boss has confirmed that the England international is planning his plans for the new campaign as a possible move to the Emirates Stadium is discussed
Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Arsenal-linked midfielder James Maddison stay in Leicester City for the 2021-22 season.
Arsenal are believed to be weighing a big offer for Maddison as Mikel Arteta seeks to bolster his options in the middle of the park.
The 2020-21 campaign was Maddison’s best yet in terms of its total contribution in the final third, and it has been reported that the Foxes are now appreciating a man with over £ 60million ($ 84million US $ 84 million) left on contract for three years) .
What was said
Rodgers has now come out to address ongoing speculation about the England international’s future, claiming he has not yet heard any formal discussions about a possible transfer.
When asked if Maddison will still be a Leicester player at the end of the summer transfer window, the coach said at a press conference: “I think so. I was not told otherwise.
“James is a very important member of our squad.”
Maddison’s record in Leicester
Maddison has played 118 games in all competitions for the Foxes to date and has scored 27 goals.
The talented playmaker has also set up 27 more for his teammates and won the FA Cup, the first major trophy of his career last season.
Rodgers on Tielemans and Fofana
Rodgers went on to provide an update on Youri Tieleman’s contract position, with Leicester reportedly looking to tie the Belgian star to new terms that will keep him at King Power Stadium through 2023.
“The club has spoken to its representatives and is very happy here. But there is nothing to add yet, “said the Foxes boss of Tielemans.
Rodgers also expressed grief after seeing French defender Wesley Fofana fractured his leg during a pre-season clash with Villarreal on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old will now miss a large part of the new season and his manager adds: “We are devastated for him, he will be a big loss for us. Our medical team was great that night.
“Our trauma doctor put his ankle back into position and then he was hospitalized.”