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Leicester City reportedly signs Maddison to rich new deal

James Maddison contract

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 29: James Maddison of Leicester City during the Leicester City training session at Belvoir Drive Training Complex on May 29, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

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Leicester City will keep hold of its top playmaker while launching his transfer fee into the stratosphere, according to the BBC.

James Maddison has signed a new rich deal with the club that can keep him at the club through the 2023-24 season, a year later than the contract he signed after arriving from Norwich City.

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A hip injury cost the 23-year-old the business end of this season and Leicester’s second-half slide became even worse without the midfielder, whose 2.5 key passes per league outing were second to Kevin De Bruyne.

The Foxes missed out on the Champions League despite sitting second on New Year’s Day, winning just four of its last 17 Premier League matches and dipping fifth on the table.

That stretch coincides with Maddison’s dry spell and injury, as all his 6-goal, 3-assist season was in place after the Jan. 1 win over Newcastle. He missed the Foxes’ last six matches, Leicester going 2W-1D-3L in a tough run of fixtures.

Maddison also scored three goals in the League Cup and made his England debut this season. He has 40 goals in his senior career.