Leicester's Maddison looking forward to Vardy partnership

Reuters , Friday 6 Jul 2018

Jamie Vardy
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring the team's first goal (AFP)

Leicester City's new signing James Maddison is relishing the prospect of playing alongside striker Jamie Vardy, highlighting it as a major reason for his move to the Premier League club.

Attacking midfielder Maddison, who scored 14 goals in 44 appearances for Norwich City in the second-tier Championship last season, was in awe of the England international's relentless attitude.

"Playing with the likes of Jamie Vardy was a selling point. Playing behind him will be brilliant," Maddison told the Leicester Mercury.

"His story is phenomenal. I think everyone looking from the outside are wowed and he has been brilliant. He never gives anything up and is quality in front of goal. I can't wait to play with him."

The 21-year-old, who joined Leicester on a five-year deal last month, is aiming to impress manager Claude Puel in pre-season and establish himself as a starter in the upcoming Premier League season.

"I want to show the manager what I can do and repay the trust he has shown in me by bringing me here to the club," Maddison added.

"I want to show everyone what I am about. I am a young, ambitious lad and I can't wait to get on the pitch and show everyone what I can do".

Leicester will play their first pre-season friendly against fourth-tier League Two side Notts County on July 21.

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