Puel pleased to add Maddison

21 June 2018 19:30:48 GMTPlus11

Leicester City head coach Claude Puel is confident his club have signed a player who can only get better in the shape of Norwich City midfielder James Maddison.

The 21-year-old England Under-21 international has penned a five-year deal with the Foxes, having attracted attention from a number of top-flight clubs by scoring 15 goals for the Canaries last season, including a hat-trick in a 4-3 victory at Hull City.

He has good ability and also good potential to develop even more.

Claude Puel

And Puel, who has already added defenders Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira to his squad for next season, is delighted with his third deal of the summer.

He told the club's official website: "James is a wonderful player who is one of the most exciting young talents in English football.

"He made a big contribution to Norwich City last season and I'm delighted that he has decided to make the step up to the Premier League.

"He's a young player who can create things in the attacking third and will give us even more possibilities in the squad.

"Of course, he has good ability and also good potential to develop even more, which is exciting for the team and for the supporters."

Having finished in ninth place in the Premier League last season, City are available at 21.00 to finish in the top six in 2018/19, while they are 1.80 to secure a finish in the top half of the table.

The Foxes open their league campaign with a tough trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, with their first home game a visit from newly-promoted Wolves.

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