Manchester City may have made a mistake by not signing James Maddison during the recent summer transfer window.

In terms of their incoming transfers, the Citizens brought in Mateo Kovacic, Josko Gvardiol, Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes.

Despite having two new midfielders in the squad, one player that City were linked with in recent months that we feel the Manchester club may end up regretting not securing a deal for, in our opinion, is Maddison.

City should have signed Maddison

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After scoring 55 goals and providing 41 assists in 203 appearances for Leicester City, the 26-year-old joined Tottenham Hotspur back in June in a deal worth a reported fee of £40m.

Since then, the midfielder has scored two goals and delivered two assists in five appearances for Ange Postecoglou’s side.

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With that in mind and the fact that Pep Guardiola has previously shared his admiration for Maddison by describing him as an “incredible” player back in 2019, in addition to the fairly low price that Spurs paid for him in comparison to the likes of Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo, we feel that this is a deal that City should have pursued.

Even with the arrivals of Kovacic and Nunes, the signing of Maddison could have given City an ideal long-term heir for Kevin De Bruyne given his effectiveness in terms of supplying goal contributions.

With all of that in mind, we feel that even though it’s still early days of the season, the England international, we feel, has already put himself in the conversation as being one of the best signings of the summer and one that City may regret not making sure was one they made.

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