Real Madrid owner ‘plotting’ James Maddison move as part of Luka Modric plan


Reports in Spain claim the Bernabeu giants are interested in the Leicester City midfielder

Leicester City’s James Maddison has been touted as a potential replacement for Luka Modric at Real Madrid.

Maddison, who scored another stunning long-range strike in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brentford, has recaptured the form he showed in the first half of last season. And according to reports in Spain, the Bernabeu big guns are keen on the 25-year-old as they prepare for life beyond Modric, the Croatian great who is now 36. says Real owner Florentino Perez has “dusted off a name that already sounded a few markets ago, James Maddison”. The reports says Real are ready to move for Maddison as soon as this summer, adding that the “midfielder continues to perform masterfully season after season and has become one of the Premier League’s biggest stars in recent years.

The Englishman is ready to make a leap in his sports career and Real Madrid is willing to offer him a contract that will make him change his mind and leave the King Power Stadium in the next transfer market.” Maddison’s current contract expires in the summer of 2024. Real lead the way in La Liga, six points clear of Sevilla, although they were trounced 4-0 at home by bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend.