Redknapp: Leicester ace Maddison deserves World Cup spot

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says Leicester City midfielder James Maddison deserves a place in England’s World Cup squad.

Redknapp wrote for The Sun: “As a manager, I always loved exciting, attacking players who can do the unexpected. Footballers with a touch of the artist within.

“It’s why I am such a huge fan of James Maddison. Him and Jack Grealish are two of my favourite midfielders.

“But Maddison, in particular, I feel especially sorry for. He is playing well in a struggling team this season at Leicester.

“Six league strikes tells you he still has his eye for a goal and his drive for the team is impressive.

“In any other country, a player like Maddison would be on the plane to the World Cup without a moment’s hesitation.

“He is a clever player but, unfortunately for him, there are a lot of them around at present.”