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Newcastle To Continue Negotiations For New Top Target – Report



Newcastle will continue negotiations with Leicester City over top target James Maddison in the coming days, according to Craig Hope with The Mail.

The Magpies hope a compromise can be found but will not approach Leicester’s reported asking price of £60m.

Most outlets have reported that a bid of £40m was rejected over the weekend. Though Hope states the offer was a structured one of £35m, which came nowhere near Leicester’s valuation.

Maddison was involved in Leicester’s 1-0 win over Sevilla yesterday. He provided the assist on Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s match-winner. After the match, Brendan Rodgers responded to questions on his attacking midfielder’s future by saying:

“He’s still very much a player here. Naturally, the players are sought after because they are talents.

“You see his performance, you see how happy he is and he’s not a player we want to sell. It’s not for me to put valuations on the players, it’s not my side, but that might just cover three-quarters of his left leg, that price. He’s a top player.”

Leicester are the only top-flight club with no new recruits this summer. They are also a prime hunting ground right now with Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Wesley Fofana, and Harvey Barnes linked with moves elsewhere. Newcastle have reportedly enquired about Tielemans and Barnes.

Negotiations are expected to proceed in the coming days with some reports claiming Maddison is interested in the move. Newcastle are going to have to significantly improve their offer for Leicester to be tempted.

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  • Bobbybee

    Aug 1, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #81

    What has sexism got to do with enjoying women’s football or not? 🙂
    I watched the final – only game I did – and I’ve watched it before, but I can watch better going to a none league ground. That’s got nowt to do with sexism it’s just an opinion.
    You watch any sport to be entertained and the level of entertainment decides if you make a habit of it. It’s not for me but it’s nowt to do with sexism, that’s insulting and frankly a bit childish. Good luck to the lasses, they played well and probably deserved the win, but we’re talking opinions here – would you pay money to watch it? If you say no you’re a sexist who would want it banned? Utter tripe.
    When the USA were Women’s World Cup winners they played a college U15 boys team and got battered.
    I read on here the other say someone saying “how long before a woman plays for a men’s team”. It’ll never happen. Not professionally, but that’s, just my opinion. Not strong enough, fast enough or good enough. That’s why men and women’s sport is – or should be – separate. Look what trans is doing to womens sports.
    If you enjoy watching women’s football then good for you. You do it. But attacking someone who doesn’t rate it as sexist is not only insulting it’s a lame argument. And totally untrue.
    Can’t people just enjoy what they enjoy without making an issue of it?
    Women’s football has come a long way and long may that continue. It’s also got a long way to go – in my opinion.
    Well done Lasses.

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