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Newcastle United: James Maddison on Toon’s January ‘agenda’

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Journalist Jordan Cronin has suggested that Newcastle United could pursue a deal for James Maddison in January.

Notoriously, the winter market is often a difficult one to navigate, but having tried to bring the midfielder to St James’ Park in the summer, the club could try again after Christmas.

Newcastle saw multiple bids rejected by Leicester City for Maddison, with his current employers holding out for £60m.

The Coventry-born ace, who will turn 26 before the end of the month, was selected by Gareth Southgate to be part of England’s World Cup squad, which may see his value increase further – but it seems as if the Toon will try their luck post-tournament.

Speaking on the Loaded Mag NUFC YouTube channel, Cronin said: “Maddison’s one on the agenda. He would be an incredible signing. Obviously, there was interest there in the summer, they had two bids turned down.

“I think if you’re James Maddison now and you’re looking at what Newcastle are doing, then I think the prospect of coming here becomes a lot more exciting.

“I think James Maddison, the way he’s playing as well, has probably played himself into a January move, so it’s one to keep an eye on.”

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While Leicester may be on the rise with four wins in their last five league games, Maddison must surely be looking at the unbelievable start that the Magpies have made to the campaign.

The FA Cup winner has been in fine form once again this term, scoring seven goals and creating another four in 13 Premier League appearances.

Former Newcastle man Lee Clark described his ability in the final third as terrific”, and would almost certainly bring another dimension to Eddie Howe’s midfield with his goal threat.

However, whether a deal can be struck in January that suits all parties remains to be seen.

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