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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

  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #81

    Exactly!

    Unify the Toon
    @ToonUnify
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    2m
    That second bid doesn’t go in for Maddison without;

    A) Encouragement from Leicester to come back to the table and,

    B) A willingness from player to want to come.

    It’s a quick fire second bid too – suggests that there’s a reason to be optimistic on this one.

    #NUFC

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  • dazzler

    Aug 1, 2022 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #82

    Tuff,

    With talk like that you’re going to have people accusing you of being a lefty woke nutter.

    😉

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  • ShaytoStay

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #83

    Martoon,

    Final League Position – 4
    Final No. of Points – 66
    Goals Scored (Prem) – 80
    League Cup Round – 7
    F.A. Cup Round – 7
    Player of the Season – Bruno
    Top Goal Scorer – Wilson
    No. of goals by TGS – 18

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  • SholaShow

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #84

    This one will be thrashed out before Forest.

    Expect pictures of him arriving for his medical at Benton over the next few days.

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  • dazzler

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #85

    This is definitely promising on Maddison. Hopefully the staggered payments and add ons are favourable enough for Leicester and this goes through.

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  • SholaShow

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #86

    Surrup, Tuff, woke tosspot 😆

    4
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #87

    Shola/dazzler

    I believe it’s only a matter of time and I think like you say Shola over the next few days it will be completed.

    It’s gathering pace really quickly and that tells me it’s because Maddison and his representatives want this

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #88

    I wouldn’t mind a Maddison/Tielemens double combo announcement!

    That would blow me away

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #89

    Mund,

    I didn’t think you would be old enough to remember Betamax!!!

    🙂

    2
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #90

    JohnJ

    I certainly am mate!

    I remember being a kid and me and my mates would go to the video shop to rent a film and me and my mate would be looking round the place trying what to decide but our other mate only had a Betamax and there was this little corner by the till for Betamax rentals 😆 didn’t take him long to decide

    3
  • DKillers

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #91

    One additional comment on the price for Maddison…

    If Cucarella from Brighton is worth £50m, then Maddison for £50m is a legit bargain.

    5
  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #92

    I see some on Twitter saying Leicester still owe us 7 million for Perez.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #93

    Ledge

    Very interesting mate

    2
  • JohnJ

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #94

    Like others on “the blog” I wasn’t a fan of Maddison but…. I’m ready to forgive him for his antics last season…….

    If he signs on the dotted line for us!

    I think he would be an excellent signing if it comes off……

    Here’s hoping! 🙂

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #95

    Pete Graves

    @PeteGravesTV
    ·
    41s
    #nufc pushing hard to make James Maddison their record signing. Clearly getting encouragement from various sides. My feeling is there’s still significant work to be done to make the deal happen, but also think it would be a hugely significant signing if they can make it happen.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #96

    The last time both Downie and Gravesy commented like this on a potential signing we got our man!

    Feels serious this

    6
  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #97

    Mund

    But I’d you have an 8 track player? 🙂

    2
  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #98

    Did* not I’d ffs

    1
  • webbonufc

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #99

    Send Anderson on loan to Burnley to help the cornet payment?

    Maddison is coming! We need Werner and Cornet. Top 8, piece of piss.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #100

    Rom

    No you got me there pal 🙂

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #101

    Mr Tuff @61, I think you have a point there.

    I’m celebrating the win for what it is, Champions of Europe in spite of all that’s happened.

    This Maddison thing seems to have some legs. I’ve increased my interest meter to “piqued”.

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #102

    Mund,

    I recall recording “The Monocled Mutineer” back in 1986 to get the words of a song I liked “Let the Great Big World Keep Turning”
    It’s an early 1900’s music hall song that I still sing a Capella.

    I’ve since bought the DVD of the programme as it was never repeated on BBC TV.

    2
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #103

    Mund I think you’re onto something there with the fast second bid. Wasn’t expecting it so soon myself. Makes me think we genuinely want him, and want him yesterday.

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  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #104

    Maddison would be a great signing. He’s got everything. Should be a starter for England. Technically very good and scores and creates an awful lot. He’d probably be the best signing we’ve made in that position since Ben Arfa and Marveaux.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #105

    I’m confident we’ll get Maddison because we wouldn’t be even bothering to raise the offer to £50 million if we weren’t pretty sure we will get him.
    I’m wondering if the owners are building up to a massive 2 or 3 signings before the deadline!

    4
  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #106

    Can’t we buy him yesterday 😉

    1
  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #107

    JohnJ

    Do you remember when we had that best invention since sliced bread when Video+ came out…? 😆

    You found the code in the tv mag and entered it into your video recorder and it started recording precisely at that time! I was like what sorcery is this! 😆

    2
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #108

    Maddison is a player I absolutely detest!! There is just something about him I hate, he’s like Gordon and Richalson in that sense.

    But like others I’m fully preparing myself to do a u turn and start idolising him. Lol lol lol

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #109

    Rob

    100% we are getting good feels back from both Leicester and Maddison and his representatives. No way would we be moving so fast and hard like this if we didn’t get those positive noises back

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #110

    https://mobile.twitter.com/fabrizioromano/status/1554141774179885058?s=21&t=W11biLgLI-cjHCnNIDsP4w

    Fair is fair, Fabrizio Romano now quoting Luke Edwards breaking the news on Maddison.

    If Caulkin revealed it guys wud be praising him, and rightly so.

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  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #111

    Have a day off lad

    Just one

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #112

    Ledge that would have been factored into other budgets and used to balance the books long ago, despite not actually having received it.

    It won’t have any bearing on the deal unfortunately.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #113

    Massive signing if it happens and probably suggests Paqueta was fans putting 2 and 2 together and hoping.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #114

    Significantly Rodgers hasn’t said “Maddison isn’t for sale”
    So obviously, he is!

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  • The mighty wyn

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #115

    See kets is back as sir Bobby the great – it was only a matter of time before he mentioned marveux
    On maddison – would love to get him as he has always been irritating when playing against us. Plus added incentive of making the world Cup squad

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  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #116

    Rob..thats a pity .

    2
  • Pottsclock

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #117

    I can’t stand Maddison either hahaha

    2
  • SirRhosis

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #118

    Sorry Mund, best invention was the microwave. Chinese takeaways loved them. Great for defrosting the cat 🙂

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #119

    It’s doable but difficult Rom.
    😉

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  • DKillers

    Aug 1, 2022 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #120

    Just daydreaming about the way Maddison ripped us apart last season….it would sure be nice to watch him do that to someone else while wearing black and white.

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