Date: 20th June 2018 at 5:17pm
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James Maddison has left Norwich City and joined Premier League Leicester City. It wasn’t a surprise to anyone and was somewhat inevitable. So much so that I wrote my article about him leaving a couple of days ago and simply pressed “publish” when the transfer was announced.

The fee is a record for a Championship player that has yet to play in the Premier League at a rumoured £24m, when all the extra clauses are met. It is also a club record sale for the Canaries.

As is usual with any high profile transfer, the fans and the great and the good of the Canary Nation have plenty to say on the subject, so here’s just a flavour of what is being said on Twitter.

Sadly, Madders has outgrown Norwich City and he’s definitely too good for the Sky Bet Championship. The move to Leicester is a decent one for him, I feel as he is likely to get plenty of game time to develop into an even better player than he already is.

At just 21 years old, he’s still got a lot to learn in the game and playing with young English players like Demarai Gray, Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire is only going to help him. Leicester are building a nice little squad there and I don’t think it will be too long before he outgrows the Foxes too.

I don’t bear him any malice, only good times and success, he was brilliant for Norwich and Daniel Farke’s role in that development shouldn’t be overlooked either. However, like Matt Lewendon, “no hard feeling Madders, but I’m going to have to unfollow you now!”


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