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.
Newcastle have gone in with an improved offer for Leicester’s James Maddison, according to colleague @skysports_sheth.
We’re told their second bid is £50m, including add-ons.
Newcastle had £40m offer rejected at the weekend, Leicester value Maddison at £60m #NUFC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 1, 2022
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.
Leipzig are now pushing more than Juventus for Timo Werner, after the meeting with Chelsea on Sunday – still waiting to see if there’s room for a swap deal. ???? #RBLeipzig
He’s the main target for RB Leipzig, leading the race over Juventus. No direct talks yet with Newcastle. https://t.co/YER55Jpx5c
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2022
255 comments so far
Lee Charnley Bunga Party
Aug 1, 2022 at 9:59 PMComment #121
In todays Premiership prices Maddison is a 60 million player he’s proven over a fair few seasons and his numbers get better every season
If Grealish was 100 million ( we know isn’t really worth that much but that was the fee) Leicester will be thinking why let him go for cheap? He’s better than Grealish overall and has better stats
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:02 PMComment #122
Can’t believe that people keep discussing FFP every few sodding days! It’s on repeat and nobody seems to fully understand it so it’s just a bunch of people claiming they do understand it with some calling others idiot/knacker/fool for having a different opinion.
I have 2 choices, I could go through the whole FFP rules and understand them as well as if I was working for a football club or I just assume that the people in recruitment at our club know what they’re doing. Frankly, I don’t benefit in any way from the former, so I’ll stick to the latter. I know they know more than me and it’s their money so that’s good enough for me.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:06 PMComment #123
Nobody knows more than you mate
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:06 PMComment #124
Pope v Dubs? That’s a more interesting debate because it’s a close battle and it’s partially down to style and opinions.
For what it’s worth, I think they’ll both stay this season but if Pope cements himself as No. 1 then Dubs will have a decision to make next year of moving on or being part of our project as backup.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:07 PMComment #125
Coming Home – plenty know more than me. And plenty know less. It’s normally the latter who are shouting and insulting though…
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:08 PMComment #126
Coming Home – I hit a 264 yards 7 iron. True or false? 😉
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:09 PMComment #127
I call bull
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:10 PMComment #128
It was actually 377 yds 😀 😀 😀
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:10 PMComment #129
Some actually seem to have a pretty good grasp of FFP while others find it an interesting topic of debate to mull over and discuss regardless of their knowledge levels. It’s like any topic of discussion, you can choose to get involved in it or just scroll on by. Live and let live.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:11 PMComment #130
Coming Home – thought you might say that…
The mighty wyn
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:13 PMComment #131
I think if we really want maddison pay the 60 mill.
I know its Important not to get ripped off but bearing in mind other transfers i reckon hes probably worth it. Plus in fairness we ripped their eyes out for perez
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:14 PMComment #132
If they want £60m, pay £60m and get it done.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:15 PMComment #133
Ruddy – it’s not that it’s discussed, it’s that it’s discussed virtually every few days as a virtually carbon copy. I don’t find the topic very interesting but it was vaguely interesting the first time, the 81st time it’s dull as dishwater and I’m baffled why the same people want to keep rehashing it. I’d guess it’s a boring topic for most.
I believe they’re changing FFP anyway? I did look it up to see if there was a definitive summary I could just post and put the issue to bed but found they’re changing it soon.
I’ve just never in my life hung around a bunch of passionate football fans in real life and talked about the financial side of transfers…never.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:15 PMComment #134
Nothing personal but when someone bullshits once I never believe them again, that’s just me
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:20 PMComment #135
So what? There are many conversations held ad nauseum by various different blogger that I am sure others may find dull. Don’t engage in topics that bore you and engage in topic you are interested in (or better yet, start new topics!)
It takes all sorts to make the world go round mate, so like I say, live and let live.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:20 PMComment #136
Leicester price tag of 60M £ for Maddison alone. But they will take 50M £ if take back Perez! 😉
(Only kidding Ayoze mate)
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:22 PMComment #137
Coming Home – never bullshitted once on this blog but I knew you’d say that. I’d take it personally if you were even slightly consistent with what you say…but you’re predictably inconsistent.
The mighty wyn
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:22 PMComment #138
Chico that made me chuckle – and might be right
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:25 PMComment #139
Ruddy – I don’t get this “live and let live” stuff when someone isn’t telling anyone else what to do or not to do. FFP is factual, it’s not like Pope v Dubs. If people actually want to learn about something factual like FFP, why don’t they just spend the time reading up on it? Can’t get my head around people spending hours arguing about something factual rather than just learning the facts…
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:25 PMComment #140
The mighty wyn
Unfortunately I fat fingered the punchline… 🙁
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:27 PMComment #141
I’m of the school of thought that ‘no news is good news’ with regards to the 2nd Maddison bid. I don’t believe a word of 90 mins having accurate info, Bailey is a smoggy WUM and BS merchant so I am operating on the basis that the 2nd bid is alive and kicking and in play.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings folks, I am off to the pit for some beauty sleep. Take care one and all!
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:27 PMComment #142
This is an older article but this is how I understand FFP regarding transfer fees… To those not interested please skip.
The article could be erroneous but hopefully it was fact checked.
“Obviously, the biggest factors at many clubs are transfer fees paid and wages. Both of these are important components, but not in a straight forward way.
For example, let us say a team signs a player on a four-year contract for £20 million. In accountancy terms, this £20 million is not “payable”, or perhaps better to say declarable, up front—though under the terms of the agreement between the two teams involved in the transfer, money may indeed exchange hands immediately.
Instead, the cost of the transfer is amortised over the length of the player’s contract, in this case four years.
This means that each “reporting period,” the club will effectively spend (20 divided by four) £5 million on this player.
Indeed, under FFP rules the club could sell the same player for only £15 million two years after buying him and record a profit, despite receiving less than it paid for him originally.
This is because the value of the player has amortised to £10 million with two years left on his deal, meaning the club would record a £5 million profit if they then sold him for £15 million.
Wages will be taken into account for FFP, but this will be touched on in more detail further along.”
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:29 PMComment #143
Ruddy – until I see it on SSN, BBC, or official NUFC site, I won’t believe the 2nd bid is rejected either so perhaps no news is good news. Will have to wait and see how seriously they want him and whether this is a smokescreen for something else…
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:30 PMComment #144
Final comment on this issue. I don’t see it as people spreading misinformation, I think it is people genuinely discussing a topic that they may not be 100% in possession of the facts on. So yeah, pinch of salt and all that and perhaps not let it bother you so much?
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:34 PMComment #145
Ruddy – I agree that’s what it is, I never said it was about deliberate misinformation. I just don’t understand why those people don’t spend that time figuring out the answers for sure. If I really wanted to know, I’d know.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:35 PMComment #146
And if it really bothered me that much, I wouldn’t be on the blog at all… 🙂
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:39 PMComment #147
You do realise 264 yard 7 iron is better than most pros and better than my average drive
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:41 PMComment #148
Coming Home – of course I realise that. It’s funny how one day you’re suggesting a beer and round of golf and claiming that if anyone understands that steep slopes, wind, and dry courses can lead to freak shots then it’s you and another day I’m a proven liar.
Whatever suits you in the day I suppose…
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:46 PMComment #149
Yeah I try to be nice sometimes but other times I’m just a bit wide
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:46 PMComment #150
Ronway / wor
I have registred for the H2H league
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:47 PMComment #151
Sounds like Leicester are taking the pish now.
£60m asked for Maddison and trying to get Dubs.
Always thought that Rodgers had a Swiss Tony edge to him, wheeler dealer mentality.
They need to stop pretending they’re a top level Euro Super power they’re not. They’ve had their minute of fame and no problems with that. Along with Villa and Everton they seem to have a sort of paint peeling rusty appeal.
Maybe £40m plus Darlow and you have a deal.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:53 PMComment #152
Ruddy and others – although I’m taking predictions until about noon on Saturday I will allow changes after that to a new signing for TGS or PotS. So if we do sign Maddison then yes you can change.
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:53 PMComment #153
Coming Home – it’s that inconsistency that makes it hard to trust someone and what they’re saying. I think I’m pretty consistent with what I’m saying so perhaps you should be consistent on whether you believe it or not…
The Last Jedi
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:54 PMComment #154
Mackem ladies having beauty sleeps lol impossible
The Last Jedi
Aug 1, 2022 at 10:54 PMComment #155
Mister Tuff thinks he’s a pro and everyone else is amateur
Aug 1, 2022 at 11:05 PMComment #156
The trouble is that the football authorities have made it so that we have no option but to discuss the impact of FFP on football clubs’ ability to purchase football players.
It does not control the expenditure of clubs as it is only players transfer fees and wages that are governed.Therefore the rules directly impact on a club’s ability to compete on the pitch.
Aug 1, 2022 at 11:09 PMComment #157
See that PSG left Ekitike behind for their latest match, nowhere near the squad. Always thought that there was a deal of French protectionism going on so they could stop a drain on French exports.
There’s a book out their called ‘French or Foe’ by Polly Pratt. It’s an insight into French thinking. You might find it an interesting read.
Aug 1, 2022 at 11:11 PMComment #158
5 days to kick off
Aug 1, 2022 at 11:44 PMComment #159
Coming Home…. You came on once here and claimed you were a Scientist and got all narky. Where does that square with your comment about bullshitt?
Aug 1, 2022 at 11:46 PMComment #160
What you posted on FFP is exactly what I posted, except mine was more concise. I’ve spent 40 years helping non accountants understand how to count beans in various businesses. In fact I find it so interesting it often causes a stirring in strange places!