Eddie Howe’s four-word response to Newcastle United’s James Maddison bid
Newcastle United have reportedly had a bid rejected for Leicester City star James Maddison.
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On Friday night, the Magpies head coach was asked about Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet amid his £17.5million release clause.
The Cornet speculation was heightened when he was left out of the Clarets’ squad that beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in their Championship opener.
And today, a new name emerged.
Howe, after his side beat La Liga side Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at St James’ Park, was questioned on the reports surrounding James Maddison.
It’s been widely reported that United have had a bid in the region of £35million-£40m rejected by Leicester City.
But Howe, as ever, was in no mood to comment on other club’s players. He said: “A predictable answer, no.”
The Magpies rounded off their preparations for the new Premier League with goals from Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin clinching a tight victory.
Howe admits he wants a new signing in before the visit of Nottingham Forest a week today but “there is no guarantee”.
He said: “We’re trying, we’d love to add to the squad for Saturday’s game but there is no guarantee on it.”