CBS Sports Golazo journalist and Leicester City supporter Ben Jacobs has revealed that Newcastle United will only bid again for James Maddison on one condition.
The Lowdown: Two bids rejected
Writing for CaughtOffside, Italian football journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano shared that the St James’ Park outfit have already had two bids rejected by Leicester for Maddison.
The Foxes reportedly want £60m if they are to sell the attacking midfielder, but Eddie Howe’s team are not prepared to go that high.
The Latest: Maddison update
Taking to Twitter, Jacobs has revealed that the North East club will not bid again for Maddison unless Brendan Rodgers’ side lower their valuation of the player:
“Newcastle have no plans to bid again for James Maddison unless Leicester dramatically lower their valuation. Leicester want Maddison to stay and sign a new deal. Nothing significant in the Spurs links as yet. Leicester won’t sell Wesley Fofana and Maddison in same window.”
The Verdict: Worth it
Sometimes you have to pay a premium price if you want to sign a player as good as Maddison, and with only a few weeks of the transfer window left, the Tynesiders may just have to bite the bullet and pay the £60m if they really want to kick on and challenge up the table.
Should Newcastle sign Maddison?
Hailed as ‘amazing‘ last season by former Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, he recorded the most goal contributions of any Leicester player in the top flight, notching up an impressive 12 goals and eight assists from midfield (WhoScored).
The 25-year-old will no doubt be eager to impress ahead of the FIFA World Cup, and being the main man with the Magpies could boost his chances of getting into Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
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