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Newcastle Launch Second Bid For Playmaker – Report



Newcastle have launched a second bid for Leicester City’s James Maddison. The latest offer exceeds £45m which is a marginal improvement over the first bid of around £35-40m.

Here is the latest on the pursuit of Maddison from Luke Edwards with The Telegraph.

Leicester will likely reject this second bid outright. It falls well short of their £60m valuation and doesn’t appear to contain a large down payment. The bid, as Edwards suggests, could be an attempt to turn Maddison’s head.

Newcastle have been encouraged that Maddison is keen on the move. The 25-year-old has just two years left on his contract, so barring a new one, this could be the time for Leicester to get top value.

Maddison has become the primary target ahead of the season opener against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Though negotiations are underway for Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet, who has a £17.5m release clause.

A loan proposal is also sitting on Thomas Tuchel’s desk for Timo Werner. Though any movement for the German will likely not occur until later in the window as Tuchel continues his recruitment drive.

Newcastle are willing to pay a loan fee as well as a portion of Werner’s wages – believed to be 50% of the £270k/week salary according to The Chronicle. The Magpies face significant competition as his former club RB Leipzig as well as the mighty Juventus are also interested.

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174 comments so far

  • scott

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #41

    Coming up on ssn Newcastle bid £50m for Maddison!
    Fingers crossed time! 😉

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #42

    Seems like a fair article by Luke Edwards too. If Caulkin wrote it he’d be praised. Fair’s fair and all that.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #43

    Staggered payments are a common practice

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  • Tinos Vino

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #44

    Do the staggered payments actually mean anything? if we buy a player for £50m up front with a 5 year contract our expenditure is only counted as £10m a year in FFP terma not £50m in one year. I think its a red herring myself. Happy to be proved wrong if i have misunderstood?

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #45

    Massive increase in such a short time tells me they are dead serious in getting this deal done as quickly as possible

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #46

    Tino

    Correct mate.

    It’s the yearly financials that count not the overall sum.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #48

    100% we are getting positive feedback from Maddison and his representatives.

    With the speed we are trying to get this done and going back with an increased offer in a matter of days tells me all ducks are aligning

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #49

    Come on Rob that’s slower than normal 😉

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #50

    Staggered payments mean everything to the buying club and almost nothing to the selling club, because they can use that as collateral to get a loan for the lump sum if needed. It’s almost a win win for both sides. 50M is a very fair price. It is starting to feel real now a second reasonable bid has gone in.

    But I still habe a feeling Leicester will reject it, something is telling me they will try get every last penny. I can see us going to a 3rd bid 55M and then telling them that’s it after that just on principle.

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #51

    I’ve been busy doing big boy things today Mund. Apologies lol

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  • Mag52

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #52

    Lochinvar,

    Following up on your post of earlier, I’m intrigued.
    How on earth did you come to play a game of tennis against the legend Yvonne Goolagong, and why only one game ?

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  • Pit yacker

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #53

    Maddison would be brilliant, I remember that he got some stick for off field antics but can’t recall if it was anything serious? or did I imagine it?

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #54

    I wish my wife would let me do big boy things 🙁

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #55

    Maddison also has the same agent as Wood and Trippier

    Should be a straight forward deal

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  • Pit yacker

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #56

    Also why does Zaha never get mentioned as potential for right wing? he would up our free kicks and with Trippier to bang them in
    In fact buy Zaha and Ward Browse and we’d be sorted for few points each season – bonkers idea?

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  • Tinos Vino

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #57

    Mund at least we know agent fees wont be a problem this time 🙂

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #58

    Like tying your own shoes mund 😉

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  • SirRhosis

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #59

    Mund, big boy things just get you into trouble 🙂

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  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #60

    Agreed with Tino Vinos maddison comments.

    The lads got 2 years left. Last year he was rated at £60m.

    Come January 18 months left he’s worth £40m ish.

    Next summer 1 year left – sub £40m.

    Question us do we really want him? (if so pay the £50m)

    He could be using this to get a pay rise….

    He’s a good player. But a bit of a ‘melt’.

    Interesting link, but we need a forward. But I understand the bid of £40m due to his contract now being a wasting asset.

    Let’s see what happens…

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #61

    If we get Maddison – I think that puts an end to signing Paqueta.

    The ladies football was good – but I do think people (some) are suggesting equivalences to the mens game – are using that as an argument to dismiss the ladies game.

    Sensible folk know the mens game is of a “higher” quality than the ladies but they are catching up very well.

    Does appear that one or two are dismissing the ladies game and at the same time deny their misogynistic leanings at the same time. Mmmmmmm!

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #62

    Rom

    I’ve used Velcro straps for years mate.

    Can’t get away with those pesky laces

    😉

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #63

    Aah Mund there’s a lot to be said for staying home with the missus too. Work ain’t all it’s cut out to be, you miss a lot of things.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #64

    SirRhosis

    Aye mate got the VHS and the cassette to prove it!

    I even have the Betamax copy…

    1
  • Wor B

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #65

    Velcro and slip-ons here Rom.

    Oh, and elasticated waistbands, optional snake belt.

    Old age meets toddler dress code.

    😆

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #66

    Something in me is just refusing to believe we will get Maddison over the line, probably Ashley returning to haunt me.

    We will still be scared from that fella in 20 yrs time I bet.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #67

    Rob

    Aye true mate. I’ve enjoyed taking the kids to school and picking them up and being more involved over the last few years. You don’t realise what you miss until you do. I cherish those moments with the kids.

    4
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #68

    Wor

    We are one in the same

    😉

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  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #69

    Wor

    Again best keep that quiet mate 😉

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #70

    Tino

    If Maddison wants it and we bid say 50M then I believe it’s inevitable he will end up here.

    Having an agent we have previously worked well with will help massively

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  • Wor B

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #71

    Rom

    Was only talking to you, I don’t think it was overheard.

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  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #72

    Poor Downie getting all mixed up first he said we wouldn’t go near the 50 million mark, now he is quoting a colleague of his that we bid 50 million.
    Not long ago he said we would only spend 35million as that’s all the made up budget has in it.
    Almost like they make it up sometimes .

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #73

    The only thing that makes me uneasy is the two different reported bids. One is 45M staggered and one is 50M including add ons.

    This sky sports guy routinely gets things very wrong, that’s a big worry for me, I would have been happier if Keith Downie reported it.

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  • Swablr

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #74

    Martoon, hi!
    Final League Position – 5
    Final No. of Points – 64
    Goals Scored (Prem) – 70
    League Cup Round – 7
    F.A. Cup Round – 5
    Player of the Season – Botman
    Top Goal Scorer – Maddison
    No. of goals by TGS – 16

    Cheers S.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #75

    Surely not Ledge…

    😆

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  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #76

    Edwards copying everyone else work as usual and still gets it wrong.
    He should stick to bigging up Scumberland and his man crush Brucie.
    He was on last night trying to pick an argument mostly with himself over the Women’s team winning the Euros.
    The most hated journalist I have ever witnessed by the majority of Newcastle supporters.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #77

    Ledge

    Absolutely mate but we must wrong! 😉

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  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #78

    I know Mund it’s crazy.
    Dan must have forgotten to brief them.Lol

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #79

    Ledge 😆

    End of the day mate they are some of the respected journos (excluding LE) but that means diddly squat on what info they have. The club won’t release any of that information to them.

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #80

    For Wor B

    5 still to register, if you see them posting and I’m not around please let them know…

    Albert albert
    Shelvey
    Catchy in Norway
    check the toastie
    chancel be a fine thing

    5 to go to register for H2H Div 3

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