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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

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 1, 2022 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #161

    I don’t think Maddison is worth more than 50mill, but if we don’t spend that, we can surely spend it quickly ( although we cannot seem to do quick) on a winger and a young striker?

  • onmeedsun

    Aug 1, 2022 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #162

    In terms of transfers to be done, I think the board are very keen to have a statement signing before the Forest match, even if they don’t play. Would be a great way to boost the start of the season. To date most fans think we’ve done ok, especially with Botman, but all of us are expecting more.

  • DeanToon88

    Aug 1, 2022 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #163

    Think Maddison deal is going to happen to be honest and I recon we are guna end up paying the 60m for him. i think he’s worth it to be honest. proven premier league player and he will want to push to get into England squad.

    Would have much preferred paqueta but we need new faces in and soon. and Maddison is a massive sign of intent and would be a great addition.

    Maddison playing as a CAM just Infront of big jo and Bruno is a juicy thought.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 1, 2022 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #164

    onmeedsun – if you’ve studied the FFP rules as an accountant, then I hope that puts things to bed in terms of the debate about what they mean. Unless someone else can come along with similar credentials and has a different interpretation that is. And I’m hoping not!

  • onmeedsun

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #165

    I know how FFP works. There is really nothing complicated about it. I was just concerned that other bloggers had different interpretations and were unwittingly misleading others. Just helps if we’re all on the same page. And we will continue to discuss FFP as it’s going to control what we can spend, so it’s important. We don’t have a choice I’m afraid.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #166

    onmeedsun – my earlier point was that every few days there’s a debate about how FFP works. It’s factual, so it shouldn’t be that hard for someone (you in this case) to figure out how it works and tell people.

    Then at least others can discuss how it might affect our transfer plans. I’m not objecting to FFP being mentioned, just getting tiresome seeing people debate how it works. Hoping today puts that to bed. I’ll read your earlier email properly to educate myself too. Off to bed now though!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #167

    Email? Message…tired…

  • NY Mag

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #168


    I know you know what you are talking about when it comes to FFP.

    I understand the majority of it, but I had one question that I hoped you could shed some light on.

    If we sign a player for £40M on a four year contract (£10M / year amortization). What happens if he signs a new four year contract after being at the club two years? Does the residual amount then get amortized over the new four year period?

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #169

    At the end of the day, despite some geezer claiming consistently that FFP doesnt concern us, it does. And thankfully the club is both wary of us building a reputation we don’t deserve, and conscious of the eyes on us, and the rules of the game. And that’s why there is a budget, and an idea of how to play that game.

    Onmeed, solid insight earlier, as always.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #170

    NY Mag

    I can understand fully everything about FFP, except what the F… is it?

    And what are you all talking about.

    Can we change to talking about quantum physics, I probably know more about that! 🙂

  • NY Mag

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #171


    I’m not really an expert on quantum physics….but I’m a bit of a dab hand with RCWA 🙂

  • SirBobbytheGreat

    Aug 2, 2022 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #172

    I wouldn’t take anything less than £30m for Dubravka. One of the best keepers in the Prem.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2022 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #173

    At the risk of putting a few noses out of joint I suggest that no one on the blog really understands FFP.

    I’m certain that our owners do especially as we seem to have spent a small fortune on players already and seem fully prepared to spend a lot more.

    Some clubs don’t appear to be restricted at all on their spending so if there’s a way around then I reckon our owners will have the savvy to exploit it and will do so.

    Quantum Physics on the other hand is something that I’m sure they will not be something they’ll be looking exploit!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2022 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #174

    NY Mag

    computational electromagnetics, naah mate not my thing! 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2022 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #175


    Wouldn’t take anything for Dubs, I wouldn’t sell him, quality GKs like him are harder to find than Maddison’s!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2022 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #176

    Although it would be a useful feat if they could simultaneously have two St James Parks and the same teams in place at the same time, effectively doubling the stadium capacity, a sort of Quantum anomaly!

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 2, 2022 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #177

    James Maddison
    Jedi mass nomad

    Perfect fit.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 2, 2022 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #178

    I can’t see how Dubravka is worth 30mill given that we got Pope for 10mill. If the club is serious about getting Maddison surely 50mill plus Dubravka would be a good deal for both parties. Darlow is a perfectly competent no.2 keeper.

  • Toonces

    Aug 2, 2022 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #179


    Here are my predictions

    Final League Position – 8th
    Final no. of points – 58
    Goals Scored (Premiership) – 60
    League Cup round – Q/F
    FA Cup round – F
    Player of the Season – Bruno
    Top goal scorer – Callum Wilson
    No. of goals scored by TGS – 15

  • Toonces

    Aug 2, 2022 at 3:57 AM

    Comment #180


    I think it is just my understanding that we don’t need to count the full transfer fee in the first year of the transfer. You seem to say that we do. Maybe I am misunderstanding you or the rule. So whatever the fact of the matter is then so be it.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #181


    Final League Position – 6
    Final no. of points 60
    Goals Scored (Premiership) -60
    League Cup round (2 = Entry, 7 = Final) 7
    FA Cup round (3 = Entry, 8 = Final) 6
    Player of the Season (Blog) Bruno
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Wilson
    No. of goals scored by TGS 13

    Is it league goals or overall goals?

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #182

    On contracts,

    Is 5 year the most you can offer or is it just than any higher is dangerous? Could you be sneaky and offer a 20 year contract with the option to free the player (cost free) after 5 years if you choose to or he chooses to?

  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #183

    Few sounds of bid being rejected…But nothing concrete really.
    Our hope of getting Maddison for less than 60m rest on him saying he wants to leave.

    We should in parallel bid for Mason Mount just to piss Chelsea off.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #184

    Also if the fee is 30m plus 30m in incentives, I would assume only the 30m is amortised as the other 30m is only a potential payment. I’d guess That’s what we are doing?

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #185

    I’d rather Conor Gallagher than Mason Mount or Maddison.

  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #186


    Players I guess prefer 4 to 5 year contracts. Thers no guarantee of a wage increase after X years. So in a way they can get out of a club if they dont increase their wages after 3 years by forcing a move or entering last year of the contract.

  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #187

    Looks like Chelsea are prepared to pay whatever it takes to land players. 50m for Cucarella! The new owner is desperate to show that Chelsea are just as good under him.

  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 2, 2022 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #188

    Leicester may dilly dally till they get to know what theyr getting for Tielemens. Last year they may hav got close to 50m. This year they will struggle for 25m. If no one comes in for him, he leaves on a free!

  • Obafan

    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #189

    Final League Position: 7th
    Final no. of points: 60
    Goals Scored (Premiership): 64
    League Cup round (2 = Entry, 7 = Final): 5 1/4 final
    FA Cup round (3 = Entry, 8 = Final): 5 1/4 final
    Player of the Season (Blog): Bruno Guimaraes
    Top goal scorer (TGS): Cullum Wilson
    No. of goals scored by TGS: 13

  • Wor B

    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:04 AM

    Comment #190


    You’re not showing on the H2H D3

    You need to enter the code on the FPL system (previously emailed to you by Neil).

    Go to the TAB on FPL that says “invitational leagues and cups”

    Enter the code when prompted for Ed Harrison’s H2H league 3.

  • Wor B

    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #191


    You might want to clarify your FA cup prediction. Round 5 is not the QF.

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #192

    What the code Neil is supposed to have emailed WorB? And my team name is in a state of pending moderation. Might have to sit out the h2h

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #193

    No email from Neil WorB. Sums my relationship with IT up really.

  • Wor B

    Aug 2, 2022 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #194

    Check the toastie

    You changed your FPL manager name to check the toastie which made you eligible and you made the list for D3

    Neil sent an email with the code to D3 people, have a look in your email account you registered with the blog, if it’s not in your inbox check your spam folder.

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #195

    Will have a look, cheers bud

  • albert albert

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #196

    I’m registered Wor B .cheers

  • valle

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #197

    Dubs 30 million?!? I think we have a tendency to over hype our own players. He is worth 5 million at the most. He is an ok kepper, but certainly not among the PL best and he is getting old even for a keeper. I always found it frustrating that he couldnt distribute and that he dont come out for crosses. That said, I was still happy about his time here, since he was better than any keeper we had for years when he arrived.

  • valle

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #198

    Keeper* of course… On my phone with Danish auto correct 🙂

  • check the toastie

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #199

    Unsure whether Dubs would now want to leave, just as the place is taking off.
    Nowt between him and Pope.

  • Solano slice

    Aug 2, 2022 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #200


    264 yards with a 7I did I read that correctly, surely not.
    I can barely hit my 7I 130 yds, if I got my driver to go that distance I’d be delighted

    If you can ping the ball that distance with a 7I and smack it 300+ yards with a driver you want to consider going pro.

    Your short game must be terrible to have such a high handicap??


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