Leicester confirm £24m signing of Norwich star James Maddison

LEICESTER City have confirmed the signing of Norwich City midfielder James Maddison for a fee of £24m.

The England Under-21 international completed his medical on Monday before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium.

The 21-year-old scored 15 goals in 49 games for Championship outfit Norwich last season and is widely viewed as one of the most promising players outside of the top division.

Southampton and Everton had been linked with the former Coventry City attacker who joined the Canaries in 2016.

Leicester were also said to be interested in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish but Maddison was always their first choice.

He becomes Claude Puel’s third signing this summer following the arrival of defenders Ricardo Pereira and Jonny Evans.

Speaking to LCFC TV, Maddison said: “I’m delighted. I’m really happy to be here. I had a good chat with the manager about football and how he wants me to play, how he likes to play and I was sold.

“We talked about the type of player I am, how I’m going to fit into his style of play and everything sounded really promising. I haven’t looked back since that phone call.

“Leicester just seems like the right fit for me. I’ve got a good feel about the Club and I can’t ignore that, in my head and my heart. I felt like this was the right place for me to be, so I’m delighted and can’t wait to get started.”

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