Danny Simpson backs James Maddison to make Manchester United transfer

Maddison is attracting interest from United (Picture: Reuters)

Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson believes James Maddison could join Manchester United in the future.

United are reportedly plotting a January transfer move for Maddison, who is valued by his club at around £80million.

Maddison has been Leicester City’s star man so far this season and Simpson, who is a life-long United fan, backed his former team-mate to sign for the Red Devils.

Asked on Goals on Sunday if Maddison would join United, he responded: ‘Yeah. He, for me, is world class.

Simpson played with Maddison at Leicester City (Picture: Getty)

‘I think people are speaking right now but honestly I think for an English player as well, honestly he’s world class and he’s only going to get better and better.

‘He’s that good, honestly. Honestly, he’s got it all.

‘He’s quick in his mind so I think he doesn’t need to have blistering pace running past people because he’s clever and he thinks before everyone else.

Maddison could fetch as much as £80m (Picture: Getty)

‘He gets in them little pockets, gets into the right spaces, he’s kind of got eyes in the back of his head.

‘The way he receives the ball and turns and puts defenders on the back foot.

‘So he doesn’t have to be your typical “I’m going to run past you and beat you” because his qualities are there with his vision and his passing.’

Simpson has backed Maddison to join United (Picture: Getty)

While United are currently leading the race for Maddison, Liverpool have also been linked with the playmaker.

United have plenty of experience in transfer dealings with Leicester, having forked out an £80m fee for Harry Maguire during the summer.

While any Premier League side would love to add Maddison to their ranks in January, the 22-year-old is under contract at Leicester until 2023.

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