Before the deadline expired, Manchester City tried to make a last-minute loan bid to Leicester City for midfielder James Maddison
One of the primary factors in Leicester’s ability to pull themselves out of the relegation zone this season is Maddison. The beginning of the season saw Brendan Rodgers’ team battling near the bottom of the Premier League standings, but they have since been able to turn things around.
You would assume Maddison will be wanting to join a bigger club if Leicester doesn’t able to finish in Europe this season, and Manchester City made a last-minute attempt to sign Maddison during the January transfer window.
Sam Lee, a journalist, said on the Why Always Us podcast that Manchester City made a late-period loan bid to Maddison with a buyout option.
Given that Maddison was their best player and that they had little time and no transfer capital to spare, it was understandable that Leicester was not interested.
By bringing in a player like Maddison who can contribute with both goals and assists, Manchester City may be aiming to relieve some of the creative load off Kevin De Bruyne.
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