Stan Collymore: James Maddison COVID breach could cost him Man United move
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Stan Collymore: James Maddison COVID breach could cost him Man United move

Former Leicester City striker Stan Collymore believes James Maddison's violation of the COVID protocols can cost him a move to Manchester United.

Along with Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Perez, the playmaker was dropped from the Foxes' squad for their match against West Ham United on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers has said that the trio broke COVID protocols and that they would be available for Leicester's FA Cup semi-final match against Southampton.

Collymore wrote in The Mirror that Maddison's off-the-field disciplinary problems might cost him a move to a top European club, with Manchester United's interested.

"Look, James, I've been where you are, you're a good-looking boy, you have disposable income, you're a good footballer and there are temptations, but you have to keep your eye on the prize," Collymore wrote in his column.

"Because, for the sake of a day or night out, these things can easily delay what a player wants to achieve by a year or two, or in extreme cases forever.

"Those in positions of power at Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, and Real Madrid will be taking note, too, and that's not what he wants at this stage of a promising career."

In 33 appearances for Rodgers' side this season, the 24-year-old has 11 goals and 10 assists.

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