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‘Try their luck’: Newcastle United could make huge deadline day bid for club’s top scorer - journalist
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‘Try their luck’: Newcastle United could make huge deadline day bid for club’s top scorer - journalist

Newcastle United could make a deadline day bid for Leicester City’s James Maddison, according to Ben Jacobs.

The journalist, speaking to Give Me Sport, provided an update on Newcastle’s transfer strategy going into the final week of the transfer window.

Jacobs said when asked about the chances of Newcastle going in for Maddison again: “When you get to last chance saloon of the window, especially if clubs don’t fill a particular position, sometimes they try their luck.

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“It’s not unthinkable that, on deadline day, Newcastle – if they don’t get another target – might return.”

Newcastle have already had two bids for Maddison rejected this summer, with the latest valued at around £50m.

A creative attacking player is on Eddie Howe’s shopping list, with Leeds United’s Jack Harrison another player Newcastle have reportedly bid for.

Newcastle could make deadline day bid for Maddison

The Magpies have already had two bids for Maddison rejected, with Leicester demanding a bid of £60m to consider selling the 25-year-old.

Newcastle believe this more than Maddison is worth, but a late bid for the midfielder near his asking price could force Leicester into a difficult decision.

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Brendan Rodgers’ side have struggled this season, picking up just one point from their first three games.

Leicester have also yet to make an outfield signing this summer, and selling Maddison could fund some much-needed reinforcements.

The Foxes are also fending off bids from Chelsea for Wesley Fofana and interest from Arsenal in Youri Tielemans.

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Maddison, who is Leicester’s top scorer this season with two goals, would add another level of creativity to Newcastle’s midfield.

Newcastle’s dynamic forwards would thrive off Maddison’s precision passing, while his set-piece taking would offer an additional option to Kieran Trippier.

If Leicester continue to struggle, their biggest stars might start to get itchy feet, and if Newcastle offer Maddison a way out, he could be very tempted to push for the move to happen in the final few days of the window.

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