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The Insider's View: 'Immense' Premier League ace would be a sensational addition for Arsenal; contributed 21 goals last season

Recent reports have linked Arsenal with a transfer for Leicester City’s James Maddison.

According to football.london, the ‘immense‘ England international is ‘certainly’ a target for boss Mikel Arteta this summer.

Arsenal’s priority this summer seems to be signing a number 10.

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They were linked with a move for Martin Odegaard, however, The Athletic are claiming that he’s set to stay at Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Emiliano Buendia joined Aston Villa after the Midlanders outbid the side.

The loss of the duo proves a hammer blow for the team, but, it seems they have a backup plan in the form of Maddison.

Nevertheless, a deal would be difficult to complete. The Foxes are notoriously hard to negotiate with as Chelsea and Manchester United have found out in recent seasons.

It took a world-record fee for the Red Devils to land Harry Maguire. Meanwhile, the Blues paid £45m for Ben Chilwell.

However, whatever the fee, a transfer for Maddison would suit Arsenal massively.

His performances for the King Power Stadium outfit were staggering last season. The 24-year-old scored 11 goals and assisted a further 10 across all competitions.

The ace’s best performance came away to Manchester City, where he scored one and created one as a late sub in a 5-2 win.

He was a creative threat for Brendan Rodgers’ men last year, playing the most key passes per game.

All of this means the attacking midfielder is likely to cost an arm and a leg. And the fact he’s English means there will be a premium on top of his true transfer value.

But, if you were to weigh up the factors enticing Arsenal over a move, it’s a transfer worth chasing.

At just 24-years-old, there’s scope to improve further despite his already high level of talent.

In that regards, Maddison would be a sensational addition despite what would be a crazy fee.

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