Newcastle is leading the race to sign Leicester midfielder James Maddison. Both teams are interested in the attacking midfielder this offseason despite the fact that he just has one year left on his deal. Leicester was reluctant to trade with the 26-year-old during the January transfer window, which piqued Newcastle’s interest in him. The Foxes are, however, open to suggestions now that they have been downgraded. He can play in the Champions League with Newcastle, who have long been followers of his. However, Tottenham could publicly show interest after Ange Postecoglou is appointed head coach. In order to complete the required reshuffling of the team this summer, Spurs and Postecoglou are presently deciding which players will stay or leave. Along with winger Harvey, Maddison is one of many Leicester players who are projected to leave.
Maddison’s reputation is untarnished despite Leicester being demoted. Despite the team’s difficult season, he still managed 10 goals and 9 assists in Premier League matches alone. It was an expansion of his extraordinary body of work at the King Power Stadium. Over the course of five seasons, he has grown into one of the Premier League’s finest attacking midfielders. He belongs to the elite, according to the data. Since joining Leicester from Norwich in 2018, only two players—Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold—have created more opportunities in the Premier League, and only three—Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, and Heung Min-Son—have attempted more goals.
In terms of assists and major opportunities created, Newcastle target James Maddison also places in the top eight. Only 18 players have scored more goals over that time frame (a total of 43). The sum of the parts demonstrates why he is so in demand. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if other suitors showed up in the coming weeks.