Former Leicester City man Steve Walsh says he is convinced that James Maddison is content at the Foxes, but says the creative midfielder remains on course to become one of the top players in the world.
Maddison only signed for Leicester last summer, but has already been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium. Both the Reds and Manchester United were linked with him at times over the summer transfer window, according to Goal.
His performances early on in the season will have done nothing to quash that speculation – Maddison has started the campaign brilliantly and was called up into the England squad for the first time off the back of that.
Walsh told the Daily Express: “He’s happy where he is, that’s number one. He’s grateful that Leicester gave him a chance in the Premier League because he was playing for Norwich and, OK, doing very well, but it’s a big step up.
“We spent some good money on him and are now developing him into a top-class player. I think he understands the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and I’m sure he’s a loyal kind of guy, he seems it.
“He’s down to earth and a great lad. He’s got everything to make him one of the top players in the world if he continues with the progress he is making.”
Maddison would definitely be a player that we’d like the Reds to sign in the future, but with every passing week, his valuation will rise and rise.
Jurgen Klopp already has a lot of options in the centre of the pitch, but with Adam Lallana and James Milner potentially moving on next summer when their contracts expire, Maddison could be the perfect addition.