Newcastle is said to have been turned down with a bid of £40million for James Maddison. They are said to be ready to move this to £50million and then trigger Leicester who are said to want £60million.
When a price tag is set you have something to sell and Leicester do have their priorities as they move forward with a hope to secure a new deal for James Maddison long term.
His current contract is running out in 2024 so if he do not sign one new in the coming days Leicester cannot again be fooled and just see another £50million being lost on a player reluctant to see his future at the club.
Newcastle are on the way up and can afford players in this category, and Maddison knows that Newcastle will not stop their progress before they have the team they need to fight for a top four score.
The fact that no new players have arrived at Leicester is a warning signal as the best players at the club will see improvement and without any new faces you are in trouble.
Leicester is in desperate need for a flank alternative up front. One that can cement a place alongside Vardy and Barnes, and then be able to play Maddison in his favorite midfield position.
Leicester are in a squeeze as they are not able to sell off their fringe players and have a squad of too many players as they are stuck and not able to strengthen their team.
Selling James Maddison will stop the club from making a sale of Wesley Fofana, but in all it is just tragic if it happens and as long as Newcastle are bidding you know there is a price question in the end.
There are mixed signals in this as manager and fans would love to keep James Maddison but his contract situation and the trouble seen regarding Youri Tielemans could see that other parties at the club have no other choice than to sell.
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