Leicester turn down Newcastle’s £40m offer for James Maddison

Leicester City have rejected Newcastle United’s £40million bid for England international James Maddison, according to reports.

The 25-year-old joined the Foxes in a £25million deal from Norwich City and quickly became an important member of the squad.

Since joining the King Power Stadium, he has made 170 appearances in all competitions, scoring 45 goals and collecting 32 assists (Stats from Transfermarkt).

According to TelegraphNewcastle made a whopping £40million offer to secure the English footballer’s services, but Leicester turned down the offer.

The Magpies plan to make an improved offer in the coming days.

The Tyneside club have already signed Sven BotmanMatt Targett and Nick Pope, but Maddison would also be a top priority for them this summer.

A blow

Maddison is an attacking midfielder who can improve any team in the world. He is highly regarded for his creativity as well as his finishing and crossing ability.

Leicester have endured a disappointing 2021-22 season but Maddison has been impressive with his performances.

He made 35 Premier League appearances last season, scoring 12 goals and collecting eight assists. He also averaged 2.1 shots and 1.4 key assists per game in the English top flight (according to WhoScored).

Newcastle will score a hit if they manage to sign Maddison. However, Leicester have rejected their bid for the England international which shows they are unwilling to sell one of their most prized assets.

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