Newcastle step up interest in James Maddison
Newcastle United seems poised to pursue Leicester City’s James Maddison once again in the summer transfer window.
Last year, the Magpies tried to acquire the 26-year-old midfielder, but their offers of £35m and £40m were turned down by Leicester, who had a valuation of £60m for him.
In January, Newcastle United have made another inquiry regarding the England international, but the Foxes were unwilling to let him go during the ongoing season.
Despite having been sidelined for several games due to injury, Maddison currently holds the title of top scorer for Leicester.
He has contributed 8 goals in just 15 Premier League appearances, and has also registered a number of assists.
Although Maddison’s contract with Leicester City runs until June 2024, it is still unclear what the future holds for him at the King Power Stadium.
According to The Northern Echo, Newcastle United are preparing to rekindle their interest in acquiring James Maddison in the next transfer window.
Newcastle’s pursuit of Maddison may encounter stiff competition from Manchester City, who are also believed to be interested in him.
Maddison has been a formidable force for Leicester City, having scored 53 goals and provided 36 assists in his 188 appearances.