Man Utd legend Roy Keane warns James Maddison towards ‘backwards step’ Arsenal switch however Ian Wright disagrees
ROY KEANE has warned Leicester midfielder James Maddison towards a attainable transfer to Arsenal this summer time.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium as Mikel Arteta appears to bolster his squad to enhance on their disappointing eight place end within the Premier League final season.
Keane was unwavering in his perception that Maddison shouldn’t be part of Arsenal
Maddison has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal this summerCredit: Getty
However Keane doesn’t imagine it will be in Maddison’s pursuits to affix Arsenal, who, in contrast to Leicester, are usually not in Europe.
Talking on ITV forward of the Group Defend conflict between Leicester and Manchester Metropolis, he stated: “Perhaps he would possibly simply fancy a little bit of change, perhaps simply fancy a little bit of London? I don’t know.
“It’s a tough one, [Jamie] Vardy had a possibility to go to Arsenal, he turned it down.
“He acquired large cash, turned it down, he acquired large cash at Leicester let’s not child ourselves. However Leicester, the group of gamers they’ve, they’ve acquired a brand new coaching floor.
“If he’s leaving Leicester, I don’t assume Arsenal is the precise possibility. If I used to be him I’d sit tight.”
However fellow ITV pundit Ian Wright disagreed with Keane’s evaluation of the Maddison scenario.
The ex-Gunners man responded: “Arsenal can be up there, the very fact Arsenal are a group which are nonetheless making an attempt to construct and be the place they wish to be, gamers like Maddison is the form of participant Arsenal must carry them again there.
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Wright didn’t agree with Keane’s view on Arsenal on the momentCredit: PA
“Like Liverpool, Manchester United earlier than them have been by way of their mile-and-a-half of pipe like Andy Defraine in Shawshank Redemption the place you see gentle on the finish of the tunnel.
“Arsenal want gamers like that however that’s the place you’ve acquired to place respect on Arsenal’s title for making an attempt to get again the place they have been.”
However Keane then went even additional along with his opinion that Maddison ought to keep from Arsenal by insisting a switch to North London can be a ‘backwards step’.
“At this second in time I don’t imagine to depart Leicester the place they’re is a step as much as go to Arsenal,” the Irishman added.
“Most likely backwards [step] at this second in time. Arsenal is a large membership. Leicester the place they’re difficult for the Champions League, they received a trophy final yr. Arsenal are quick but.”
Maddison has scored 27 targets in 118 video games for Leicester since arriving from Norwich Metropolis for £20million in 2018.
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