Newcastle United fans ask James Maddison question amid Leicester City transfer development

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Some Newcastle United fans have come up with a possible James Maddison transfer theory.

It appears some Newcastle United supporters aren’t giving up hope of a late move for James Maddison before Tuesday’s January transfer deadline.

Maddison continues to be a name on fans’ lips after the Magpies had two summer bids rejected by Leicester City. Eddie Howe remains an admirer, but talk of a fresh bid this month has been played down due to the finances involved.

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However, reports of Leicester closing in on a swoop for Brazilian winger Tete has got some Toon fans speculating about what could happen in the remaining days of the window.

“I do wonder if this is Maddison related,” said @ToonMouthTyne. Meanwhile, @NUFCblogcouk posted “*wonders if Newcastle will make a late move for James Maddison...”

@NUFCMoments said: “was literally just discussing how likely a late bid for Maddison was. Maybe this indicates it could happen.”

@TalkofTyneside added“Given Leicester struggles with FFP they must be getting a cash injection from somewhere” before joking “in completely unrelated news, do you like bridges @Madders10?”

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Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Leicester City midfielder James Maddison. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Although it appears very unlikely, you wouldn’t rule out United testing Leicester’s resolve. United have made it clear throughout the month that if the right opportunity becomes available at the right price, they’ll look into it.

At the moment, Newcastle are currently focused on sealing a deal for Everton forward Anthony Gordon. The player is keen to move to St James’ Park but so far a transfer fee is yet to be agreed.

Maddison, meanwhile, has only just returned from a knee injury that had kept him sidelined since the Premier League restarted in December after the World Cup.

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