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Report: Crystal Palace and Leicester quoted £20m for Noni Madueke

Crystal Palace and Leicester City will need to cough up around £20m if they wish to sign PSV attacking, Noni Madueke, during the summer window.

That’s according to The Sun, who claim that PSV have set the bar high when it comes to the London-born starlet.

Madueke emerged as a key player for PSV last season. He scored seven and laid on a further six, further cementing his reputation as one of the top young talents on the European market.

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Palace and Leicester are both said to be keen on Madueke, who left Spurs as a youngster to move to the Netherlands.

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The 19-year-old could be open to a move back to England. But the £20m price-tag could prove a sticking point for those interested parties.

Palace are looking to give Patrick Vieira new players to work with. They’ve already signed the likes of Marc Guehi, and are close to landing Joachim Andersen, too.

Leicester, meanwhile, have signed Patson Daka. Jamie Vardy is getting no younger, while James Maddison is being continually linked with Arsenal.

Gamble worth taking?

It’s a hard one to judge for Palace and Leicester really. They could pay £20m now and then it seem a bargain down the line. If Madueke has another good season, his value is likely to go up.

On the flip side, money is tighter than ever thanks to the pandemic, so any purchases need to be the right ones. Madueke is still a very raw talent, so £20m would be a big outlay.

However, he has potential. He produced last season and if Palace lose someone like Zaha, then Madueke might be the ideal player to step in and replace him.

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