Newcastle think £60m player isn't keen to join them, after Tottenham links
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Newcastle think £60m player isn't keen to join them, after Tottenham links

Newcastle United think that James Maddison has other transfer options he would prefer if he does leave Leicester City.

The Telegraph report that Maddison remains a long-term target for the Magpies, which is something which has been widely known for a while now.

But Newcastle think that the England international is not that keen to join them if the Foxes do allow him to leave amid a contract stand-off.

Last month, Tottenham were linked with the playmaker, amid reports they are looking for one more forward player to add to their squad this month.

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Newcastle think Maddison prefers a move elsewhere

Journalist Ben Jacobs told Steve Wraith’s YouTube channel on NUFC Matters: “In January, whoever comes in for Maddison knows they are going to have competition.

“If you want James Maddison in January you are doing so because you need him now, or if you’re Newcastle United you may want to put a bigger offer down to jump ahead of suitors who only want to move in the summer or feel there is only value in the summer.

“More likely Maddison will wait until the summer, when he knows what he’s getting, because there may be Spurs interest – there may still be Newcastle interest.” 

Newcastle currently look more likely to get Champions League football for next season than Spurs and they also look a more united group.

Antonio Conte’s future is not clear and neither is Harry Kane’s, but Newcastle are flying right now, with few dissenters and Maddison would have the chance to be part of a hugely exciting time on Tyneside.

The Guardian reported in the summer that Leicester wanted £60 million for Maddison and as they are now in a relegation battle, they would likely be hugely reluctant to lose one of their key players mid-season.

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