Football NewsBrendan Rodgers confident James Maddison will stay at Leicester City
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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is adamant English attacking midfielder James Maddison will stay with the Foxes in January, with the Magpies saying they are interested in the player.


How was everything?

James Maddison has been in impressive form for Leicester City this season, with seven goals and four assists recorded before the World Cup break leading to England’s recall ahead of Qatar 2022. James is now said to be attracting admiring glances from afar, but Brendan insists that no one at the King Power Stadium is preparing to part with their prized asset.


What did Rodgers say about James Maddison?

Asked if he had assurances that the English midfielder would not be sold in January, the Leicester City manager said: “Yes, absolutely.” According to Brendan Rodgers, the key focus at the moment is to get the player in line, back on the field. James Maddison is who Brendan wants to keep there. The manager thinks that Maddison  the best player, but he was not given any indication that they should do something with Maddison in January. Rodgers doesn’t think things will change on that front. He says he’s focused on improving the squad – that’s what he wants to do.


A little about the topic

Referring specifically to speculation regarding the Magpies’ alleged interest in James, Brendan added that he didn’t know if Newcastle should be asked, not him. According to him, when they have good players, it is a good sign, they will always be desired by other teams. It’s okay, Rodgers is confident that these players will be here. The Magpies signed players who improved the team’s momentum. They are trying to build something there, they will improve and get better. Rodgers is confident that they will strengthen their squad and be motivated to stay there.


James Maddison unhappy with bad call in Leicester City youth match

Leicester’s boss and Maddison knocked out a terrible projectile that left the Foxes prospect Will Alves with an ACL injury. Will was injured after a reckless challenge from a young wolf during this week’s FA Youth Cup clash. Will is now facing roughly nine months, which is a huge blow to the Foxes as he is seen as one of their brightest prospects. The evening before the youth clash, the player participated in the Carabao Cup as part of the senior team.


James Maddison took to social media to criticize the tackle, saying he wasn’t sure if it was worth commenting publicly, but felt it really needed to be looked at. According to James Maddison, this projectile is by no means acceptable. He is devastated for young Will Alves. Maddison says the brilliant kid with a bright future must now bounce back from this terrible challenge.

Leicester’s boss also voiced his displeasure at the incident, telling reporters it was sad for them. According to Rodgers, they lost one of their young talents, Will Alves, who appeared in the MK Dons game. Alves wanted to play in the Youth Cup game the night after and played in it. They went through the tie, their junior 18th, but he was taken out with one of the worst calls Rodgers had seen on the ballpark.


What’s next for the Foxes?

Leicester City are back in action on Monday when they host the Magpies in their first game since before the World Cup.