'He's a top player': TalkSPORT pundit urges Newcastle to sign 26-year-old, thinks he'd be brilliant for them
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'He's a top player': TalkSPORT pundit urges Newcastle to sign 26-year-old, thinks he'd be brilliant for them

Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist have urged Newcastle United to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

Maddison has been linked with a move away from Leicester this summer, with reports suggesting that the one-time England international is open to joining the Magpies.

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On his TalkSPORT show, Brazil said about a potential move to Newcastle: “He would be a good signing, don’t worry about that, he’s a top player”

“He seems to be overlooked in the England set-up, but when he’s on his game, his assists are fantastic, he scores goals. Without doubt he’d be a huge success at Newcastle.”

McCoist echoed Brazil’s thoughts on the attacking midfielder, and agreed with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers’ assessment on a potential fee for Maddison.

“I couldn’t agree more Alan, he’s a player I really like. I agree with Brendan (Rodgers) in that he’s said that £40m wouldn’t be anywhere near enough, and I’ve got to say I agree with him.”

Newcastle urged to sign Maddison

James Maddison is a player in demand this summer after finishing the 2021/22 Premier League season strongly.

Maddison scored in each of Leicester’s last four league games, and provided three assists as the Foxes recorded a safe mid-table finish.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have yet to make a move in the transfer market, with no incomings or outgoings ahead of Sunday’s opening match at home to Brentford.

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Antonio Conte is also reportedly a big fan of Maddison, and Spurs could rival Newcastle for Maddison’s signature.

Maddison isn’t the only Leicester player being linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium, with Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes both attracting interest from elsewhere.

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