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Sky Sports Confirms Second Maddison Bid As Leipzig Push For Werner

Sky Sports is backing claims that Newcastle have launched a second bid for Leicester City’s James Maddison. They are reporting the bid is for £50m, which includes add-ons. That is along the lines of what Luke Edwards broke earlier when he reported a structured bid exceeding £45m had been submitted.

This offer is just £10m off of Leicester’s valuation and would eclipse Newcastle’s record transfer, believed to be around £40m for Joelinton. There are no reports yet of Leicester’s response to the bid.

Newcastle have gone all in on Maddison as he is now the priority target. Depending on how the deal is structured, there could be little left in the budget for a second attacker if Leicester do accept this offer.

This could signal that the pursuit of Maxwel Cornet has been put on the back burner pending the outcome of this latest bid. If Newcastle can land Maddison, focus would most likely shift to the loan market with Timo Werner in our sights.

There is news coming from Fabrizio Romano on Werner. He is reporting that RB Leipzig are making a significant push to bring the 26-year-old back to the Red Bull Arena. He also believes Newcastle have yet to hold talks.

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255 comments so far

  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #1

    I think within football a lot of things are done differently than the outside world of that

    So does it mean because one accountant has said something on it that a lot of financial experts and accountants have said otherwise, that means he is right and everyone else is wrong…?

  • magicmac54

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Back of the net

  • magicmac54

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Dam you Mund 😀 😀

  • Ashingtoon62

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #4


    I’m definitely thinking outside the box this season,it could come back and bite me on the arse.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    No Mund!

    It only means you are wrong..

  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #6

    We’re getting Europe comfortably if we sign Maddison. No question about it. Its just whether it’s going to Europa or Champions.

    On Werner can’t see us signing him amd could never really see it tbh, it’s not even the massive wages, I just can’t see them signing a higher profstriker than Wilson, not for another year or two. He’s too good, and you can’t bench a high profile striker or Wilson tbh.

    Thinks its always going to be a young lad who has ability to cover for Wilson now but can get better. That’s why I wouldn’t be surprised if we signed that Sesko lad even if he’s expensive. He’s the exact type of profile I feel we are looking for.

    They are considering so many things when buying players imo, things like squad Harmony and not wanting to alienate our bigger profile players I think is high on their list.

    I definitely reckon it will be a young and talented lad whoever it will be. But I really do think Werner is going to come alive again at a new club.

  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #7

    No Ash it doesn’t

    You’d love it to be so but sadly it proves nothing kidda

  • naptoon

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Maddison would be some signing however Leicester drive a hard bargain don’t think 60m will get it over the line. If it’s true we’ve upped our bid for Harrison I reckon we won’t be buying a cf …..looks like Eddie is trying to bring goals into the midfield …..could all be smoke and mirrors as I say seems a low ball offer for Maddison.

  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Atm amongst all the clubs in Europe were 17 in expenditure and 7th for net spend.

    A lot of clubs have spent big but also sold players for big profits.

    If we sign Maddison alone this will boost us up to 4th overall expenditure and 2nd in net spend on 110M only 5m behind Barcelona.

    Signing Maddison would almost certainly see us over take everyone in Europe on both fronts as we’re highly likely to buy at least one more player as a striker after that.

    Barca aren’t spending anymore, neither are Arsenal or Bayern.

    If we sign Maddison it’s almost certain we will be top of the pile for all European clubs for expenditure by the end of the summer.

    Can’t really argue with that ambition from the owners can we.

  • naptoon

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Aye our net spend is high thanks to the dross the fatman brought in who we’ve basically had to taxi out on frees and pocket change.

  • ToonFL

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #11

    May 2022 – Luke Edwards first to report NUFC will have a 50 mill budget.
    Jule 2022 – Luke Edwards first to report NUFC have bid 50 mill for one player, James Maddison


  • magicmac54

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #12
  • magicmac54

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #13
  • naptoon

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #14

    Luke Edwards knows nowt now his m8 Bruceless has gone. Like all journos a chancer who talks shite.

  • Darnik

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Would it be too much trouble for me to pull out of the h2h division 1 ?

  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon FL#11..Spot on .
    Some on here will ignore that.
    It doesn’t suit the agenda.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Some give credit if its due. It looks like he got this right, and Fabrizio Romano gives him the nod. I wonder who has the agenda. You and Mund despise him, so there’s your agenda. I cudnt care less about him, but if he gets on right, he gets one right. That’s my take anyway.

  • Davas

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m not an accountant and I know nowt but I’ve thought it’s more about cash flow and making the money go further.

  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Munster every journalist out there got it right in your words then.
    Why don’t you point out when he gets it wrong?Which is most of the time.
    Doesn’t suit the agenda ?
    It seems you have jumped on the Luke Edwards bandwagon all of a sudden.
    A bit like with Brucie when he was here.
    But anyway bang on lad your opinion on him means very little to me .

  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Darnik why would you want to leave now you have your team set up and everything. Why not just stick around?

  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Credit where it is due.
    Didn’t we have a running joke on here when you were giving Brucie his credit where credit is due to line?
    I think we did.
    Just like you despised a previous manager? that was your agenda then was it

  • Davas

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #22

    I was talking about the never never payments.

  • Mund

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #23


    Let him ramble on about his nothing mate

    The bloke couldn’t even work out how to buy a ticket 😳

    A complete and utter WUM and always has been

  • Wor B

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #24



  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s just a more balanced approach Ledge. Edwards may be shite a lot, I’ve no live for the guy or whatever.

    But if he calls one right, then fair enough

    Bein Jacobs was despised too but most who see him now on podcasts reckon he’s pretty solid.

  • Darnik

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #26

    It’s set up for the banter and I don’t forsee myself being on here so it’s only fair to let someone take my place

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #27

    How to buy a ticket? What are you on about Mund?

  • Wor B

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Non football comment…

    I went to Sainsbury’s for a pizza today.

    Took it to the checkout, that’ll be £5.60 sir. (It was the deluxe meat feast).

    The till lady wore alarmingly bright blue eye shadow, it didn’t enhance her brown eyes one bit!

    No no no no no, says me, I’ll give you £2 up front with 3 annual instalments of £1:20, but there will of course be a sell-on bonus for you should it move on to the in-laws before its best before date!

    Have to admit, Sainsbury’s staff training is pretty good. Never saw her hit the “nutter button” before security were right there helping me back to my car!

    Might ring for curry tonight instead, wonder what kind of Financial Fair Play policy they employ.

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #29

    I think if we signed Maddison, Cornet and Werner, it would have been a half-decent window. If think we’ll concede quite a few goals this season. Would like to see Lewis start ahead of Targett. Seems to have a lot more pace.

  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Munster if it was balanced would you not call it out when he gets it wrong ?

  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #31

    Leicester might be looking at dubs if Casper schmicheal or whatever his name is leaves!!

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Ledge, most journos get loads wrong. We could argue that either way

    Mund, you may consider me a wum, but at least I can discuss a point. Or try to.

    You have the debating skills of an immature 12 year old and you have demonstrated that amply over time.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Ledge, I would, and I will.

    No issue with that mate

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Is Nick Pope better than Dubravka? I’m not sure. Obviously, Howe will favour him because he’s English.

  • Toon_Barmy

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #35

    SirB- Let me get this right, you’re saying “I think if we signed Maddison, Cornet and Werner, it would have been a HALF-DECENT window” Just wow

  • The Ledge

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster, I haven’t seen it yet at all and he gets the majority wrong.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #37


    Werner is an upgrade on Wilson in almost every single way? Christ, I’ve heard it all now.

    Also, Werner hasn’t contributed a goal/assist in every 2 games. His Premier League record is 10 goals and 13 assists in 56 games, which is a goal/assist every 2.43 games for a Chelsea side which was 3rd overall in the League in possession last season behind Manchester City and Liverpool.

    In 33 games as a CF for Chelsea he has scored 6 goals. 6 in 33 and you reckon he’s better than Wilson? Give your head a wobble man.

  • martoon

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Evening guys – this is the moment you’ve waited all year for 😉

    I’ve started the prediction game for this season – for anybody who hasn’t played before a bunch of us have a go at predicting how we’ll do this season which I record and then at the end of the season I have a look and see who was the closest – no prize but the kudos of being ‘Blog Prediction King (or Queen) – the title is currently held by Adamn_92.

    So I need your predictions for the following:-
    Final League Position
    Final no. of points
    Goals Scored (Premiership)
    League Cup round (2 = Entry, 7 = Final)
    FA Cup round (3 = Entry, 8 = Final)
    Player of the Season (Blog)
    Top goal scorer (TGS)
    No. of goals scored by TGS

    Currently I have predictions from (apologies if I missed yours):-
    Mrs martoon
    The Mighty Quinn
    Nicky the ball tosser
    Assassins Inc
    Essex Geordie Bill
    Wor B
    Dubai Micky
    Great White Hunter
    Lascelles sells sea shells
    The mighty wyn
    The Ledge
    coming home
    Herts In The Toon
    7-10-2021 D1
    Small World
    Romford mag
    King Dev
    Toon fans bad
    Toonarmy of Frogs
    AnyToon in Indiana
    ESPO United

    When you post could you put my name somewhere in your post which makes it easier for me to find your predictions.

  • Wor B

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #39

    ‘Because he’s English’

    Goodbye Kets.


  • Romford mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #40


    It was on SSN transfer center!!

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