‘He’s better off staying at Leicester’: Alan Shearer tells James Maddison NOT to join Manchester United due to how long it will take for Old Trafford side to challenge for top four
- Manchester United are thought to be interested in signing James Maddison
- Maddison has been a key part of an impressive Leicester City side this campaign
- Alan Shearer does not think it is the right time for Maddison to join United
Alan Shearer has warned James Maddison against a move to Manchester United in the January window.
Maddison has been a key part of a Leicester side that have impressed in the Premier League this season, climbing to third in the table and looking likely to qualify for the Champions League.
United are 13 points behind them and view the England midfielder as a possible improvement to their side.
James Maddison has been a key part of a Leicester side that have done well this season
Alan Shearer has warned the midfielder against leaving Leicester for Manchester United
While Shearer acknowledged United are a big side, he did suggest it was not the right time to make the move.
‘I totally understand why, if it’s true, Manchester United would want James Maddison because he’s a very, very good player,’ Shearer told Coral.
‘But I would be amazed if Leicester were to let him go in this transfer window. The way things are going at Leicester, the way he’s playing, what is at stake for Leicester… I cannot see them letting one of their top players go this January.
‘If I was him, yes [I’d want to stay at Leicester] at this moment in time.
United are thought to be interested in the England international as a possible improvement
‘When you look at the situation that Manchester United are in in terms of challenging for top four, how much they have to improve, the time that will take.
‘I understand that they’re a huge football club but, in terms of where James Maddison is at this moment in time, I think he’s better off staying at Leicester certainly until the end of the season and then weigh things up again then.’
United beat Norwich on Saturday while Leicester slumped to a home defeat against Southampton.