The Daily Mail’s Craig Hope has predicted that Leicester City would be willing to sell rumoured Tottenham target James Maddison for around £50m this summer.
Last week, it emerged that Newcastle United made an offer of £40m for the England international, which was turned down by Leicester (Dharmesh Sheth).
Brendan Rodgers has subsequently said that the Magpies’ alleged offer is not even worth “three-quarters” of the midfielder’s “left leg” (Leicester Mercury).
The Daily Telegraph’s Luke Edwards revealed on Monday that Newcastle had launched a second offer in excess of £45m for Maddison but he explained the payments are staggered rather than being upfront.
Hope has now taken to social media to predict that Leicester would be willing to sell the attacking midfielder for £50m but the fee would have to be guaranteed rather than being dependent on clauses.
The journalist added that Eddie Howe’s men are unlikely to make such an offer due to FFP restrictions, which could open the door for other clubs could swoop in for Maddison.
My feeling on James Maddison is that a deal of around £50m (guaranteed, not clauses) would see Leicester sell. But Newcastle unlikely to do that because of FFP restrictions & their valuation of player. I would also be wary of other clubs coming in now a market has been set. #nufc
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) August 2, 2022
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Maddison at £50m sounds like fantastic value for money. I would be surprised if none of the big six takes a punt on the midfielder for that price.
It is clear that Leicester need to sell in order to bring new players through the door but I wonder if the potential sale of Wesley Fofana could make the Foxes revise their stance on the Maddison.
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