Maddison signs Leicester deal as Chilwell eyes exit
James Maddison has signed a new long-term contract with Leicester City, as the club prepare for the £50million sale of Ben Chilwell.
Maddison has been in talks over an improved deal since last year, and it is understood he committed to a four-year extension when the
Premier League season was paused amid the coronavirus crisis.
The £21 million attacking midfielder has made a huge impression since moving from Norwich City in June 2018 and Leicester have been determined to offer him improved terms due to his progress under manager Brendan Rodgers.
Talks were slightly delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but were concluded earlier this year and Leicester confirmed the news in an official announcement yesterday. Nampalys Mendy, the midfielder, is also signing a two-year contract extension.
Maddison said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a Leicester player on and off the pitch and I’m delighted to be part of that.”
Maddison is also making good progress after a procedure on a hip injury, having missed the final six games of Leicester’s season.
Chilwell, however, is set to sign for Chelsea this week and end his 11-year association with the club.
The England left-back has been Frank Lampard’s top target for the position and negotiations are expected to be concluded in the next 48 hours. Leicester have agreed an initial fee of around £50 million, with further money due for addons and instalments.