Leicester Metropolis have 5 video games to safe their Premier League future, however a summer season departure for James Maddison seems inevitable.
Maddison is ready to be bought whatever the final result of Leicester’s survival mission with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United within the England worldwide.
Leicester revealed report losses of £92.5 million of their monetary accounts earlier this yr and can return to the membership’s mannequin of promoting a key asset this summer season to stability the books.
Maddison is Leicester’s finest participant and will probably be obtainable for a price understood to be between £45 million and £60 million, with simply over a yr left on his present contract.
The attacking midfielder represents Leicester’s finest hope of avoiding relegation and Dean Smith says the “soccer nut” is totally dedicated to the duty forward.
Smith labored with £100 million star Jack Grealish at Aston Villa and insists there are similarities between the 2 playmakers.
“I feel they’re several types of gamers however they each know they have means and need to push themselves to change into the most effective,” stated Smith.
“I feel once you’ve received gamers which have that persona and character they push you as coaches and also you need to go and assist them change into higher gamers. James appears to have that as nicely.
“He is all the time seeking to see what he can do higher. He is actually partaking within the conferences we now have and tactical conferences, and really vocal as nicely. I can see that similarity (with Grealish) of eager to push himself.
“I am liking what I am seeing in coaching to this point and he is not upset within the video games both. All of the gamers are actually centered and James is definitely one in all them.”
Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is flying into England to attend the sport, which may see the membership escape the underside three with a win.
Smith will probably be with out striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who’s uncertain to play once more this season after sustaining a groin damage within the 1-1 draw at Leeds on Tuesday.