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Newcastle ready to meet £60m asking price for 26-year-old Tottenham target

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Tottenham have submitted an opening £40m bid for James Maddison.

Newcastle United are willing to fork out £60m for Tottenham target James Maddison

According to journalist Rudy Galetti, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are embroiled in a battle to secure the services of Leicester City’s attacking midfielder, James Maddison, during this summer’s transfer window.

The 26-year-old playmaker finds himself in high demand after Leicester City’s relegation to the Championship. Recent reports suggest that negotiations are underway between both clubs and the player’s agent, with Newcastle seemingly edging slightly ahead in the pursuit.

Leicester City has placed a £60 million price tag on Maddison, a figure that Newcastle deems reasonable for a player of his calibre. What gives Newcastle an advantage is their impressive finish in a Champions League position, making them an alluring prospect for the talented midfielder.

Newcastle United are willing to fork out £60m for Tottenham target James Maddison.
James Maddison of Leicester – an option for Tottenham (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

However, Tottenham Hotspur still harbour hopes of luring Maddison to their ranks, as they are in dire need of bolstering their midfield with creative prowess and goal-scoring ability. Maddison has showcased his talent in the Premier League, contributing 10 goals and nine assists across various competitions, even amidst Leicester City’s struggles last season.

The Lilywhites firmly believe that Maddison’s arrival would inject a fresh dose of creativity into their ranks and enhance their attacking prowess significantly. Playing alongside top-tier talents at Tottenham, he could flourish even more, resulting in an upturn in his impressive goal contributions.

Nevertheless, Tottenham face an uphill battle in securing Maddison’s signature, particularly when it comes to financial muscle. Newcastle’s seemingly unlimited resources and newfound financial clout might prove challenging for Tottenham to match.

Newcastle United are willing to fork out £60m for Tottenham target James Maddison.
James Maddison is a difference maker in the midfield. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

The coming weeks will provide a clearer picture of how this transfer saga unfolds, with intense competition expected between the two Premier League clubs vying for Maddison’s services. Tottenham are not going to back down.

However, one aspect that might play a pivotal role in Newcastle’s favour is the absence of European football on Tottenham’s horizon. The Magpies, on the other hand, can offer Maddison the prospect of competing in prestigious continental competitions, adding an enticing allure to their pursuit.

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Only time will tell how the Maddison transfer saga eventually pans out. Let’s hope we sign him.

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