Odds slashed on James Maddison joining Manchester United in January

Odds slashed on James Maddison joining Manchester United in January

The Foxes midfielder has had his odds cut in half for a mid-season move to Old Trafford.

Bookmakers have unanimously cut odds on James Maddison joining Manchester United in January, following a flurry of bets on the prospective move.

Every bookie offering a price on the transfer has cut their odds in half, or more, on the move, with odds being cut from 6/1 into as short as 11/4.

Over the last week, 60% of all bets placed on Maddison’s next destination have been placed on it being Old Trafford after the January window.

That’s by far the most backed in the market, with only 12% of bets in the market backing Maddison to stay at Leicester past the transfer deadline – despite the Foxes being 1/4 to keep their talisman.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are second-favourites at 10/1 to sign the midfielder, attracting 8% of bets in the same time period.

Arsenal are the next most likely after Jürgen Klopp’s side at 16/1, followed by North London rivals Tottenham (20/1), Man City (25/1) and Real Madrid (25/1).

Leading football stats provider WhoScored.com revealed James Maddison (3 - 1 goal, 2 assists) has had a direct hand in more away goals than Manchester United have scored (2) in the Premier League this season.

The midfielder has created more goalscoring chances (111) than any other player since the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

In fact, the 22-year-old is the fourth best-rated English player (7.42) in Europe's top five leagues this season; that would place second behind Anthony Martial (7.52) of all Manchester United players

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “It's little surprise Manchester United are circling around the imperious Maddison considering their chronic lack of creativity, and it's hard to imagine the 22-year-old wouldn't immediately improve the side.

"However, with a top-four finish a genuine possibility for Leicester this season, Brendan Rodgers will be unwilling to sell his star man to relegation-threatened United."