Newcastle United may renew their interest in James Maddison, with the midfielder reportedly interested in a move to St James’ Park. Maddison is set to enter the final year of his contract with Leicester City, and with relegation looming, he is expected to leave this summer. Kieran Tierney is also said to be near the top of Newcastle’s shortlist, along with two midfielders and a winger. Spanish outlet AS has reported that Neymar and Harry Kane are on Newcastle’s ‘Galacticos’ shortlist, alongside other players such as Moussa Diaby and Joao Felix.
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Newcastle United failed with two bids for James Maddison last summer, but are tipped to renew their interest this summer. The Leicester City playmaker is set to enter the final year of his contract and with relegation looming, the England international is expected to leave this summer.
Now, the i News claim Maddison is ‘interested’ in a move to St James’ Park with the Foxes prepared to cash-in rather than allowing him to leave as a free agent in the summer of 2024. The 26-year-old is said to have discussed the prospect of a transfer while on international duty with Kieran Trippier.
The report also outlines how Kieran Tierney is also ‘near the top’ of the Magpies’ shortlist now Champions League football has been secured next term. Newcastle are said to be keen on signing a full-back on both flanks, as well as two midfielders and a winger.
In light of the recent report by Spanish outlet AS, Newcastle have compiled a ‘Galacticos’ shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window. The leading names on the list are Neymar and Harry Kane, and the Magpies are aiming to replicate the famous transfer approach adopted by Real Madrid under Florentino Perez.
Maddison features once again on the list, alongside Moussa Diaby, Eberechi Eze, Mohammed Kudus, Joao Felix, Ryan Gravenberch, Dominik Szoboszlai, Samuel Chukwueze and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Newcastle United fans will be hoping that their club can attract some big names this summer, as they look to build on their impressive finish to the season. The Magpies secured a top-half finish and European football next season, and will be looking to strengthen their squad in order to compete at the highest level.
James Maddison would be a fantastic addition to the Newcastle United squad, and would provide Steve Bruce with a creative spark in midfield. The 26-year-old has been in excellent form for Leicester City this season, and would be a real coup for the Magpies if they can secure his signature.
Kieran Trippier is another player who has been linked with a move to St James’ Park, and would provide Newcastle with a quality option at right-back. The England international has been in excellent form for Atletico Madrid this season, and would be a valuable addition to the Magpies’ squad.
Newcastle United fans will be hoping that their club can pull off some big-name signings this summer, as they look to build on their impressive finish to the season. The ‘Galacticos’ shortlist shows that the club’s owners are willing to invest in the squad, and fans will be excited to see who arrives at St James’ Park in the coming months.