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No respite for Tottenham as Newcastle bid for 26-year-old star not ruled out

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Tottenham Hotspur handed blow as Newcastle’s bid for James Maddison cannot be ruled out

According to the Mail Online (h/t The Mirror), Newcastle United are planning to compete with Tottenham Hotspur for Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

Maddison is expected to leave Leicester after the Foxes were relegated from the Premier League with Spurs showing the most concrete interest in the midfielder’s signature until now.

With one year remaining on his contract and the team sitting in the Championship, it could be said that the chances of Maddison leaving the club are pretty high.

A top-quality player carrying vision for eye-breaking passes, Maddison certainly is too good to play in the Championship and is definitely a contender of being notched up by a top team.

Fabrizio Romano rubbishes Tottenham making a combined offer for Harvey Barnes and James Maddison.
Newcastle United reignite their interest in James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

While Spurs have been leading the race for his signature, the stumbling block has been Leicester’s asking fee, rumoured to be around £60m.

In addition to that, it is claimed that Newcastle will be entering the fold for his signature hence making it way tougher for us to complete the deal.

Newcastle had a dream season under Eddie Howe and are in a position to offer UEFA Champions League football in addition to hefty wages due to the change of their ownership.

Ben Jacobs says Newcastle are contenders for Tottenham target linked James Maddison.
Newcastle are contenders for Tottenham target James Maddison. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

It is important that we do not miss out on this deal as the addition of Maddison to the team would bring a big chance to create chances out of midfield.

He would be an astute signing and would allow other players such as Pierre Emile-Hojberg and Yves Bissouma to do what they are good at, which is protecting the back four and transitioning the defence into attack.

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Hopefully, the board is aware of the reignited interest from Newcastle and are willing to step up their interest in the player ahead of a tough bidding war. Eddie Howe is an exciting manager to work under for any young player in England.

Moreover, the Toons can offer him UEFA Champions League football and with their new Saudi owners, are a tough team to compete with financially in the market. Spurs have to be quick, smart and decisive if they want to beat Newcastle for Maddison.

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