Brendan Rodgers comments on reported valuation of Spurs-linked Maddison

James Maddison
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Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Newcastle United’s rumoured offer for James Maddison would only cover ‘three-quarters’ of the midfielder’s ‘left leg’.

Tottenham have been credited with an interest in Maddison recently, with CBS journalist Ben Jacobs claiming Antonio Conte is a fan of the 25-year-old (GiveMeSport).

Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth revealed a few days ago that Leicester had turned down an offer of £40m from Newcastle for the attacking midfielder.

The Daily Telegraph’s Luke Edwards subsequently claimed on Monday that the Magpies had launched a second offer in excess of £45m for the England international.

The journalist stated Newcastle had been led to believe the Leicester star would be open to a switch to St James Park.

However, Rodgers has now insisted that Maddison is happy at the King Power Stadium and he is not a player the Foxes want to sell. The Leicester boss also added that the reported offer from Newcastle does not come close to the midfielder’s value.

When asked about the £40m offer from Eddie Howe’s men, Rodgers told 90 min: “He’s still very much a player here. Naturally, the players are sought after because they are talents.

“You see his performance, you see how happy he is and he’s not a player we want to sell.

“It’s not for me to put valuations on the players, it’s not my side, but that might just cover three-quarters of his left leg, that price. He’s a top player.”

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If Maddison really was not for sale, I believe Rodgers would have been much stronger in his choice of words and insisted that the 25-year-old will not leave the club under any circumstances.

Leicester’s need for funds and the fact that Maddison only has two years left on his contract, likely means that the midfielder will be sold for the right price.

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