Newcastle United are reportedly getting ready to make a summer season transfer to signal Leicester Metropolis’s James Maddison.
That’s based on a latest report from journalist and CaughtOffside columnist Ben Jacobs, who claims the Magpies are prepared to spend as much as £40m on the Foxes’ England worldwide.
Newcastle will transfer for James Maddison. #NUFC plan is to be disciplined, although. They really feel circa £40m is market worth as a result of Maddison’s contract expires subsequent summer season. #LCFC hoping for a bidding conflict and wish at the least £55m, and will nicely push for extra if a number of suitors.🦊 pic.twitter.com/vD8STIcgyt
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) June 16, 2023
Understood to be demanding nearer to £55m for his or her gifted quantity 10, Leicester Metropolis, who discovered themselves relegated to the Championship on the ultimate day of final season, might be hoping Tottenham Hotspur, who’ve additionally been long-time admirers of the 26-year-old, rival Eddie Howe’s Geordies as a way to drive the playmaker’s worth up.
Nonetheless, ought to a bidding conflict fail to interrupt out, the Foxes might be left with little selection however to accept a charge lower than their valuation, and that’s as a result of Maddison has only one yr left on his deal, so failure to dump him throughout this summer season’s window will virtually definitely result in a free switch subsequent yr, and fairly probably having an sad participant on their books.