Former Premier League striker Darren Bent says James Maddison could be a implausible addition to Arsenal’s squad, however questions whether or not the signing is required.
The Foxes midfielder managed to attain eight targets and supply seven assists final season, regardless of struggling with accidents.
He helped the membership qualify for subsequent season’s Europa League, in addition to taking part in a component of their FA Cup ultimate win over Chelsea.
Arsenal are reported to have provided a player-plus-cash deal to signal Maddison, in a bid to get him barely cheaper than Leicester’s £60million asking worth.
Nevertheless, Bent, who’s an Arsenal fan, believes the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka could be the Gunners’ artistic shops subsequent season and would somewhat they strengthen the squad in different areas.
“[Maddison] is a implausible participant. I’d like to see him in an Arsenal shirt, however I imagine there’s different positions which are in all probability extra essential than perhaps getting that playmaker,” Bent advised talkSPORT.
“We’ve simply seen [Emile] Smith Rowe, who was sensible final season, signing a brand new contract.
“We’ve nonetheless acquired [Bukayo] Saka there too.
“In fact you need good gamers in, and Madison is an excellent participant, however perhaps one other central midfielder?
“Possibly a right-back? A right-back could be essential.”
Arsenal wish to change the creativity that Martin Odegaard offered final season, after he spent the second half of final season on mortgage from Actual Madrid.
There are nonetheless reviews the Norwegian teenager may return to the Emirates on a everlasting deal throughout this switch window.
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Nevertheless it appears seemingly the Spanish giants will demand a sizeable charge for a participant who was as soon as thought-about one of the vital thrilling prospects in European soccer.
If they’re to signal Maddison or Odegaard, Arsenal could must promote a few of their squad gamers, in a bid to boost funds this summer season.
Hector Bellerin, Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah are reportedly accessible for switch.
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