England legend Stuart Pearce has urged Leicester City playmaker James Maddison to turn down a big-money January move to Man Utd.
Englan international playmaker had a magnificent debut campaign in the English top-tier with the Foxes, notching up seven goals and providing seven assists last season, and the likes of the Red Devils, Liverpool and Man City have all been rumoured with the talented 22-year-old playmaker.
It’s believed the Red Devils CEO Ed Woodward made an approach for James Maddison in June, However, Leicester’s £80million asking price for the England international put Man Utd off a potential deal.
However, reports claim that James Maddison remains on the Red Devils radar ahead of the January transfer window, with Solskjaer identifying the starlet as his ideal playmaker target over Christian Eriksen
Former England and Nottingham Forest star Pearce acknowledges that English playmaker would be an ‘asset’ for a club like the Red Devils, however, believes staying with the Foxes would be the best decision for his career.
‘I think from his point of view at this moment in time, he’s working with a wonderful manager in Brendan Rodgers,’ Pearce told Sky Sports’ The Debate.
‘I think it’s perfect for him to stay at Leicester. I wouldn’t suggest that he leaves Leicester at the moment.
‘He’s probably started the season as good and as strong as he has ever been as a footballer.
‘For me I think he’s got to stay put.
‘Will he be an asset to other teams if he keeps improving? Yes he will.
‘But I think at this moment in time, for his sake, he’s better off at Leicester.’
Earlier this month, Maddison admitted that he has ambitions to play at the ‘highest level’ down the line.
‘I want to play at the highest level my ability will allow me to,’ he told The Daily Mirror.
‘I like to think I’ve my head screwed on with the transfers I’ve made.
‘I’ve played League One, in Scotland, the Championship and the Premier League. I worked my way up.’