Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Manchester City Dealt A Huge Blow In Hopes Of Signing This Playmaker: What Should Guardiola Do?

Must Read
Ankit Seth
Ankit is a 24-year-old, aspiring to have his voice heard through what he writes. Charismatic and frankly moral, adhering to his principles and beliefs. Out to search for a purpose in life and yet to settle on that matter.

According to a report from Leicestershire Live, Manchester City have been dealt a huge blow in their hopes of signing James Maddison of Leicester City. It is understood that the rule-breaking allegations on the club which are related to financial matters put them in an awry situation which could impact their transfer activity this summer.

Maddison’s Impressive Campaign For Leicester City Last Season

James Maddison is enjoying a solid campaign for the Foxes as he has produced some impressive displays in the attacking third of the field. He has banged in nine goals and created five assists over 18 appearances in the first half of this season.

The 26-year-old has established himself as a key player in the final third after averaging 2.8 shots, 2.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has been tidy with his ball distribution after completing 82.5% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats vai whoscored).

Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium

It is known that the English forward’s contract at King Power Stadium expires in the summer of 2024, so it could be the perfect window for the Mancunian giants to bring him aboard on a cut-price deal this summer.

What Should The Manchester City Boss Do?

Maddison has the ability to make some dangerous runs down the right- flank using his pace and excellent ball control. He remains an adept finisher inside the penalty box and can create some meaningful opportunities by setting up his teammates in front of the goal.

The English forward is primarily a right-winger but remains versatile to feature anywhere on the right side of the final third. Furthermore, he likes playing behind the strikers and comes short to create space for his teammates making a few decisive passes to set them up with clear-cut goal-scoring chances.

Maddison is certainly an attacking threat as he can strike the ball with power and accuracy from a distance. Thus, he would prove to be a brilliant addition to the attacking department at the Etihad Stadium.

However, if the allegations are proven then Man City might even be demoted from the Premier League or points might be deducted which impacts their transfer activity as joining the Sky Blues becomes less attractive. Pep Guardiola can only patiently wait for the allegations to be removed sooner than later in order to bring in necessary reinforcements at the end of this season.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Follow Our Tweets On Twitter

Latest News

Chelsea Have Sanctioned The Exit Of This French Shot-Stopper: Can They Afford To Lose Him?

According to a report from Football.London, Chelsea have told Edouard Mendy that he is free to leave this summer....

More Articles Like This