Newcastle ‘set to be offered James Maddison transfer in January’ after failing in £50m summer pursuit
NEWCASTLE are set to be offered the chance to sign summer transfer target James Maddison, according to reports.
The Magpies tried to sign the midfielder in the summer as they failed in their £50million pursuit.
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Maddison has been away in Qatar for the World Cup following his call-up by Gareth Southgate.
However, the 26-year-old didn’t play a single minute for the Three Lions as they crashed out at the quarter-final stage to France.
ChronicleLive claim Maddison confessed to his England team-mates that he thought there was an “exciting project is unfolding on Tyneside”.
Newcastle look like a new club since the club was taken over by their Saudi owners, as they have wisely invested in improving the squad.
The outlet also claims the Magpies thought they had done everything to sign Maddison in the summer before being told “no” by the Midlands club.
Despite the move not coming off, Maddison has excelled domestically this season.
The Foxes talisman has scored seven and assisted four goals in his 13 Premier League outings so far in 2022-23.
These performances helped his club climb away from the relegation zone after a woeful start to the season.
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Newcastle, on the other hand, have been brilliant this season and are challenging for a spot in the Champions League.
Eddie Howe‘s side have built their season on a solid defence as they have the joint-best defensive record in the league.
This has helped the club climb up to third place in the table, only seven points behind league leaders Arsenal.