Newcastle United have been linked with a move for the Leicester City midfielder James Maddison for a while now.
A report from Fichajes claims that Newcastle a prepared to break the bank for the 26-year-old England international at the end of the season and a deal could be done for a fee of around €50 million.
Maddison has established himself as a reliable Premier League midfielder and he has nine goals and six assists to his name across all competitions. He could prove to be a quality acquisition for Newcastle as they look to build a squad capable of winning trophies.
Newcastle are currently third in the league table and they could qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. They will need better players in order to compete in the elite european competition next year, and Maddison certainly fits the profile.
The arrival of the highly-rated attacking midfielder will help Newcastle create more opportunities and score more goals next season. Furthermore, Maddison is a genuine threat from direct free kicks and he could add a new dimension to the Newcastle attack.
The report claims that Leicester City do not want to lose the player on a free transfer when his contract ends in 2024 and therefore they could be open to cashing in on him in the upcoming transfer window.
Newcastle are hoping to take advantage of this contractual situation and get the deal across the line.
The Magpies are one of the richest clubs in the world, and they certainly have the finances to make the move happen.
Meanwhile, the opportunity to play for a Champions League club next season is likely to be a tempting proposition for the England international, and it would be the ideal next step in his career. The player has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur as well.
Maddison has proven himself in the Premier League over the years and he deserves to play for a better team now. Newcastle have the ambition to challenge for major trophies in the coming seasons and they will be an attractive destination for most players during the summer transfer window.