Former Leicester City defender Steve Howey has urges his outdated membership not to signal Arsenal teen Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer season. The Gunners are in the midst of a particularly busy summer season switch window, with gifted younger duo Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga introduced as their first signings of the summer season in latest weeks. Brighton defender Ben White can be near being confirmed as an Arsenal participant and chief government Edu is not performed there because the Brazilian additionally needs to deliver in a goalkeeper, a right-back and a inventive midfielder in the approaching weeks. soccer.london revealed final month that Maddison is on the ‘high of the checklist’ for head coach Mikel Arteta, who’s determined to signal a inventive playmaker this summer season after Martin Odegaard returned to mum or dad membership Real Madrid following his six-month mortgage spell in north London.
And Hale End graduate Maitland-Niles has been linked with a transfer to the King Power Stadium in latest weeks, with the Daily Mail claiming that the Gunners are contemplating utilizing him in a player-plus-cash provide for Maddison. However, former Foxes’ defender Howey has claimed that the 23-year-old would not get into Brendan Rodgers beginning line-up given how sturdy they’re in midfield. “I imply, he clearly began off at Arsenal as form of a full-back,” Howey told Transfer Tavern. “Big Sam introduced him in at West Brom; in the end, it didn’t repay as a result of they received relegated. “I believe he’s an honest participant, however he’s not getting forward of [Wilfred] Ndidi and [Youri] Tielemans.” While Maitland-Niles is unlikely to displace both Ndidi or Tielemans in the Foxes’ beginning line-up, he may be a helpful squad participant for Rodgers given the Northern Irishman is reportedly permitting midfielder Hamza Choudhury to depart the East Midlands membership this summer season. Do you need an unique pre-season Arsenal preview – each in your inbox and thru your letterbox? Head over right here to seek out out extra and safe your copy!