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Maddison signs from Leicester


We are delighted to announce the signing of James Maddison from Leicester City.

The England international has agreed a deal with the Club that will run until 2028.

James, 26, began his career with Coventry City where he progressed through the youth ranks to make his professional debut in August, 2014, before joining Norwich City in January, 2016. Remaining with the Sky Blues on loan for the rest of 2015/16 campaign, he finished with 42 appearances in total for his home town club, scoring five goals.

An exciting creative midfielder, he made his debut for the Canaries in August, 2016, in an EFL Cup tie against his former side, before joining Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on loan for the first half of the season, making 17 appearances and netting twice.

Maddison became a key part of Norwich’s side the following season, making 49 appearances in all competitions, and ended the campaign as the club’s top scorer with 15 goals, claiming City’s Player of the Season award.

Earning recognition for his outstanding performances, James claimed numerous personal accolades throughout 2017/18, including the Championship Young Player of the Month award for January, 2018, and the Championship Goal of the Month award for September, 2017, and January, 2018. In addition to being nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Season, he was also named in both the Championship and PFA Team of the Year.

In July, 2018, James signed for Leicester City, making his Premier League debut the following month in a season opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Enjoying an excellent first season, in which he made 38 appearances, he collected City’s Young Player of the Season award as he ended the campaign with 14 goal involvements.

The Coventry-born playmaker made 203 appearances over a five-year spell with Leicester, scoring 55 goals and, in 2020/21, claimed the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for September, 2020, with a stunning curling finish at Manchester City, while also helping the Foxes to lift the FA Cup in May, 2021.

The 2021/22 season began with a Community Shield victory over Manchester City and was ultimately another impressive campaign for the midfielder, claiming the club’s Player of the Season award after netting 18 goals and registering 12 assists - his most prolific campaign to date. He then followed that up with a further 19 goal contributions in just 30 outings for the Foxes last term.

After representing England at Under-21 level, James received his first call-up to the senior squad in October, 2018, making his debut in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro in November, 2019. He was then named in Gareth Southgate’s 2022 World Cup squad and, after his impressive club form, earned his first start for the Three Lions in March, 2023, in a Euro 2024 qualifying match with Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.


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