24-yr-old linked with Arsenal move, Gary Lineker reckons it would be a ‘backward step’

24-yr-old linked with Arsenal move, Gary Lineker reckons it would be a ‘backward step’

24-yr-old linked with Arsenal move, Gary Lineker reckons it would be a ‘backward step’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal fans are thought to be keen on a move for the Leicester City playmaker James Madison this summer, according to a report from Football London.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the most exciting English talents in the Premier League and he could prove to be a sensational signing for the Gunners in the long run.

Arsenal could definitely use an attacking midfielder like him next season especially after the kind of impact Martin Odegaard had during his loan spell last year. The Norwegian was on loan at the London club during the second half of the season and the Gunners improved a lot in the final third with a creator like him.

Maddison scored 11 goals and picked up 10 assists across all competitions for the Foxes last year and he helped them win the FA Cup as well.

There haven’t been any concrete reports linking the 24-year-old midfielder to the London club and it seems like wishful thinking at this stage.

However, former Leicester City star Gary Lineker has shared his thoughts on the links earlier.

Lineker tweeted that taking a backward step never ends well suggesting that Maddison should stick with Leicester and a move to Arsenal would be a backward step.

While there is no doubt that Arsenal are a much bigger club compared to the Foxes, Leicester are certainly a better team right now and they have a more exciting project at their disposal.

Even if Arsenal come calling with a concrete offer this summer, the 24-year-old should look to continue at the King Power stadium.

Read: Arsenal keen on a summer move for 29-year-old playmaker. 

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