Leicester City have emerged because the new favorites to make the end of January for Arsenal and England star Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
The 23-year-old player has alerted Premier League rivals after declaring he needs to move.
The Gunners ace has his eyes on taking part in at this summer time’s European Championships. However he’s denied recreation time under Mikel Arteta. And he is aware of that may rely against him in his try and make Gareth Southgate’s squad.
It has already been understood that three Premier League teams have proven interest. The trio are Southampton, West Brom and Newcastle.
However the Mirror means that Leicester might now be in pole place. The Foxes may come in with a loan deal and an choice to make it everlasting this summer time.
One key to any move is the place Maitland-Niles will play.
Southampton have said they contemplate him a fullback. However the player believes his future is additional afield in midfield.
Because it stands, he has two years left on his contract. That leaves Arsenal short of time. In the event that they do not function at some level, its worth might decline. So, the temptation to exchange cash is interesting soon.
Wolves offered the teen a £ 20 million offer within the last window that did not come to fruition. And there have additionally been suckers from overseas with Atletico Madrid registering an interest.
Maitland-Niles and Leicester may very well be the best match
Maitland-Niles appeared to be firmly establishing himself last season. He was a regular player in Arsenal’s run and a key performer because the Gunners beat Chelsea within the FA Cup final.
However he has been far much less sure of his beginning point this season. And that is a priority as he tries to push forward and construct his career in England.
Gareth Southgate is clearly a fan. And Maitland-Niles played fifty instances for England in 2020.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has a status for creating young stars. And that may very well be an element because the London-born star marvels at his subsequent move.